The news on Wednesday that Tennessee legend Pat Summitt was stepping down as women’s basketball coach was both heartbreaking and unsurprising. If you watched a UT women’s game this year, with the sight of Summitt sitting on the bench rather than up and coaching, you knew the end of her career was near, cut short by early-onset dementia.
The tributes and retrospectives came pouring in after the announcement.
UK coach Matthew Mitchell, who worked for Summitt at Tennessee, says the departure leaves a void.
Here’s a roundup of other Summitt stories this morning.
Pat Summitt links:
- Summitt steps down, reports Dan Fleser of Knoxville News-Sentinel.
- Warlick honored to be successor, reports Fleser.
- Coaching trumped other opportunities, writes John Adams of the KNS.
- Tyler Summitt accepts job at Marquette, reports KNS’ Mike Griffith.
- Summitt did what was best for UT, writes David Climer of the Tennessean.
- Emeritus intent, writes Mark Wiedmer of Times Free Press.
- Summitt more able than disabled, writes Sally Jenkins of Washington Post.
- Summitt’s legacy went beyond court, writes Jon Solomon of Birmingham News.
- Summitt more than the numbers, writes Bill Bryant of the Huntsville Times.
- Is Summitt the greatest? asks Mike Bianchi of Orlando Sentinel.
- Reactions to Summitt stepping down, from Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo.
- Summitt’s final season awe-inspiring, writes Ann Killion for SI.com.
- Summitt changed the game, says ESPN’s Gene Wojciechowski.
- Summitt leaves incredible legacy, writes ESPN’s Dick Vitale.
- Summitt changed women’s sports, says USA Today’s Christine Brennan.