Las Vegas Strip to dim lights for Jerry Tarkanian tribute

AP News
Posted: Feb 16, 2015 2:12 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The lights of the Las Vegas Strip are expected to dim this week for deceased University of Nevada, Las Vegas basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian.

Several Strip casinos have agreed to dim their bulbs at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday for a few minutes for the Hall of Fame coach following a UNLV basketball home game.

Tarkanian, who is credited with elevating Las Vegas to the national stage for college basketball, died Feb. 11 at age 84.

Casinos participating in the tribute include all Caesars Entertainment Corp. and MGM Resorts properties, The Cosmopolitan, Stratosphere, Tropicana and The Venetian and The Palazzo. Some off-Strip resorts will also join in.

Elvis Pressley, Frank Sinatra, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan are among the others to receive the Vegas honor.