5-year-old namesake grandson of Jerry Tarkanian has stroke

April 17, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) Family members say the 5-year-old namesake grandson of famed basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian has suffered a stroke.

His parents say the boy complained of pain in his legs and was taken to University Medical Center at 4 a.m. Friday. Danny and Amy Tarkanian say he's undergoing testing and is showing signs of improvement.

The family says the boy has never had health issues and is conscious and moving around better since the stroke.

Danny Tarkanian is a former Republican congressional candidate and Amy Tarkanian is a political commentator and former Nevada GOP chairwoman. The boy's grandmother Lois Tarkanian is a Las Vegas city councilwoman.

The elder Jerry Tarkanian, who led the 1990 UNLV team to a national title, died in February.