Report: Family Of Legendary Tennessee Coach Pat Summitt “Preparing For The Worst”

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Former University of Tennessee Volunteers women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt, who announced in 2011 that she had been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease, is “struggling” and those close to her are “preparing for the worst,” a source told USA Today.

“I don’t think anybody knows whether she will last a day, a month, or a year,” the source said.

As of late Saturday, Summitt, 64, had not been moved from the retirement center where she has been living since late January.

Summitt’s family and some former players were with her Saturday, and preparations were being made to make public statements on her condition when necessary.”


Summitt coached the Tennessee Volunteers from 1974-2012, winning eight national championships, 16 SEC championships and was a seven-time national coach of the year.

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