Thursday, March 15, 2012

Pat Summitt: No decision on future at UT

Pat Summitt says she has not decided whether to continue coaching women's basketball at the University of Tennessee following a diagnosis of dementia.

Summitt, 59, now at the end of her 38th season, said her only goal at the moment is to have the Lady Volunteers emerge winners from the NCAA tournament, the Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel reported.

"I love the game,'' she said Wednesday. "And whether I'm here at UT, I may or may not coach. So it is what it is. I'm just going to try to get another championship for this group."

Summitt announced the diagnosis last August, saying it was early onset dementia Alzheimer's type. She has a contract that runs through the 2013-2014 season and includes a $1 million bonus if she stays until then.

Holly Warlick, the associate head coach, has been taking more responsibility, including almost all media interviews.

The Lady Vols, the No. 2 regional seed, play their first NCAA tournament game Saturday against No. 15 Tennessee Martin at Allstate Arena outside Chicago. The winner will take on either Brigham Young or DePaul on Monday.

1 comment:

FF said...

Hate it that Pat just sits on the bench and Holly runs up and down the sideline. It is so sad to watch!!!!

Sit down Holly and show Pat more respect!!!!!