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So, UNLV wins the National Championship in 1990 with Larry Johnson, Stacey Augmon, Greg Anthony, et al.Â Their coach, of course, is Jerry Tarkanian.
The title turns Tark into the biggest star in Las Vegas, and though he left amid scandal then resurfaced at Fresno State a few years later, it is Nevada that he and his family call home.
Meantime, Nevada Democrat Harry Reid has become Senate Majority leader. He is villified by the right as a main cog in the Obama system. The Republican National Committee has decided to make a priority of unseating him during the next election. They head to Nevada and search for a candidate with money and name recognition.
And they find:
Danny Tarkanian, son of Jerry and father of newborn Jerry Jr.