One of the greatest basketball coaches to ever live, Pat Summitt, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 64 after a battle with early dementia.
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Summitt, who was the winningest coach — men or women — in Division I basketball with 1,098 wins for the University of Tennessee, had to step down from her job in 2012 after she announced that she had early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type.
Pat's son, Ross "Tyler" Summitt, released a statement regarding his mother's passing, saying:
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This warms our hearts!
Last week, we told you about college basketballer Lauren Hill, who has a terminal form of brain cancer and isn't expected to live past December, so the NCAA moved Mount St. Joseph's opening game up to last weekend.
And Lauren got to play! She had to teach herself to
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It was so troubling to hear that University of Tennessee women's basketball coach, Pat Summitt, has early onset dementia.
AP's basketball writer Doug Feinberg, who has covered the spot for many years, discusses why this came as a shock, and that Alzheimer's shouldn't expect Summitt to go down without a fight.
So sad, but we can't do anything but put our whole support behind her and try and lift her up during the hard road ahead.
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