Basketball Coaching Legend Pat Summitt diagnosed with early onset dementia


Awful news for basketball and Women’s sports fans:

After months of what she described as “erratic behavior” she went to the Mayo Clinic in May and has since received the diagnosis. She plans on coaching until she no longer can.

“I feel better just knowing what I’m dealing with,” she told the News-Sentinel. “And as far as I’m concerned it’s not going to keep me from living my life, not going to keep me from coaching.”

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Pat Summit: “So many kids just don’t have the courage to just say ‘I’m gonna go for this’ that fear of failure just steps right in front of ’em[sic] and I think I can teach young women that there are no barriers. Whatever you want, you go for it. ”