KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A relaxed and smiling Pat Summitt says
"it has been a privilege" to be the Tennessee women's basketball
coach four nearly four decades.
The Hall of Fame coach Thursday addressed her decision to step
aside during a press conference.
After 38 years at Tennessee, the Hall of Fame coach who won more
games than anyone else in NCAA college basketball talked about the
move on the court named for her after her 1,000th win.
She will assume a new role as head coach emeritus and report to
athletic director Dave Hart.
The 59-year-old coach revealed Aug. 23 that she had been
diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type. Summitt's
longtime assistant Holly Warlick has been promoted to replace her.