It’s been almost two months since famed Las Vegas coach, Jerry Tarkanian died, and now tragedy has struck his family again. This time his 5-year-old namesake, his grandson reportedly suffering a stroke.

The young man’s mother, Amy Tarkanian, who is married to the late coach’s son Danny Tarkanian, said her son was hospitalised after experiencing a stroke. The boy is currently having trouble speaking and moving the left side of his body.


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In the tweets posted Friday, Amy Tarkanian, said her 5-year-old son, who’s also named Jerry, was diagnosed after a CAT scan. Amy Tarkanian tweeted her son’s left side of his body was not moving and he was having trouble answering questions. h/t fox5vegas

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Hall Of Famer Tarkanian coached the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels for 19 years, leading the team to the 1990 national championship.