Gregg Doyel of CBSsports.com is reporting that Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt has been diagnosed with dementia, but will attempt to coach this season.
Here’s the release:
Former women’s basketball players at Tennessee are getting calls Tuesday that Volunteers coach Pat Summitt, 59, has been diagnosed with dementia.
An announcement is expected later in the day, CBSSports.com has learned. Former players are flying into Knoxville, Tenn., from all over the world to be there for Summitt — who will try to coach this season, according to a former player.
Summitt is the arguably the most successful coach in U.S. basketball history — male or female, pro or amateur — with 1,071 career victories, eight national championships and an Olympic gold medal. She was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000.