The Sports World Mourns The Loss Of Legendary Coach Pat Summitt

06.28.16 2 years ago
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The sport of basketball lost a legendary presence on Tuesday with the death of former Tennessee Lady Vols head coach Pat Summitt at the age of 64. Summitt was the winningest coach in NCAA basketball history, men’s or women’s, and was a staple in the community in Knoxville. Her 2011 diagnosis of early-onset dementia forced an abrupt retirement, and she lost the battle with the disease five years later. Tuesday morning, tributes poured out from all corners of the sports world, a testament to Summitt’s lasting impact on everybody who knew her, starting with President Obama.

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