Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The terrible news about Pat Summitt

Here on the Expats we can argue all day about the best SEC football coach ever... but truth serum might force us to admit that the SEC's best coach, all sports included, might be the woman in orange on the basketball court.

The awful news from Knoxville is that Pat Summitt has early Alzheimer's. Here's a package from the Knoxville paper, and here's a wonderful column from Sally Jenkins, who wrote a book with Summitt in 1999.

Let's pause on this strange, earthquake-y day and wish her the best.

-- Tommy T.


Anonymous said...

She is certainly the John Wooden of women's hoops. I watched a great-uncle of mine suffer from this disease from his late 70s until he died at 92. It is one of the worst ways to go. Prayers up for Summitt and her family.