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5-Year-Old Jerry Tarkanian Suffers Stroke

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 5-year-old boy from one of Las Vegas' most prominent families has suffered a stroke, according to his parents.

The young Jerry Tarkanian, the namesake grandson of the famed basketball coach, complained of pain in his legs and was taken to University Medical Center at 4 a.m. Friday.

The boy is undergoing testing, including a CT scan and MRI but is showing signs of improvement.

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

His parents are Danny, a former Republican congressional candidate, and Amy Tarkanian, a political commentator and former Nevada GOP chairwoman. 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.