Jerry Tarkanian Rumors

“I hope people understand that Jerry Tarkanian gave young black males a chance to better themselves and the lives of their families when no one else would,” Johnson told the Daily News on Wednesday. “The way Coach talked to me, he spoke my language. I needed that type of voice in my life. “Let’s face it, we had guys like myself, Anderson Hunt and Moses Scurry that weren’t going to play at Duke. But we had the fortitude and tenacity to want to work and get better. And we had Tark putting his foot in our ass to set us straight. He said things to me that I can’t repeat. But it was something I needed to hear.”