Pat Summitt had an amazing career. What could I say that hasn't and won't be uttered about her? What I find amazing and selfless about her is the way she exited, not so much that she exited. She didn't announce yesterday that she will coach one more year. Which she most certainly had every right to. She didn't announce that this was her last year back in November, which she certainly could have. Thus, she went about her business this year, the best way she could, as a quiet warrior aware that her time in the sport she built was coming to a quiet conclusion. Really a heroic exit if you think about it. How many other people would've handled things this way? What a wonderful way to go out. She didn't do the howdy and shake in every place because she didn't need it. She built the game and it's understood. She's the greatest coach in women's hoops history and it's understood. Pat Summitt didn't need that victory lap, though she certainly deserves/deserved it. I find this to be another amazing chapter in her storied career. What a wonderful, refreshing, and dignified way to go out. God bless Pat Summitt! Viva Pat Summitt!!!!
Here's running Twitter reaction to Pat Summitt's announcement from a who's who list of folks from around the country. Link
Here's a terrific list of links on Pat's decision. Link
It's almost like a tag team deal with Pat & Tyler. He's a full-time assistant today @ Marquette. Announced pretty much simultaneously with his Mom's decision. Wow.Link
Great job by News Sentinel compiling this list of Pat Summitt through the years. Link
I also want to point out that the 3 TV stations in Knoxville last night did 1 full hour on Summitt's departure in the 7 O’clock hour. A job well done by all!!!
Some Lady Vol fans don't like it, but Holly Warlick is elevated to new head coach. UT really had no other choice. This is the one way to keep Pat involved in the program while Warlick is a lifer who deserves an opportunity. How do you follow a legend like Pat Summitt? Sheesh...
Great article on the next step for Pat Summitt by great friend Sally Jenkins. Link
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