Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Lady Vols Head Coach Pat Summitt Diagnosed With Dementia. Will Try To Coach This Season (PM UPDATE w/REAX)

[HT: CBS Sports.com]

Gregg Doyel of cbssports.com is reporting that Tennessee Lady Vols head coach Pat Summitt has been diagnosed with dementia.

An announcement from the Lady Vols is expected sometime today. Former Lady Vol players are flying into Knoxville to see their former coach.

According to a former player Summitt will coach this season.

Dementia is a loss of brain function that occurs with certain diseases. It affects memory, thinking, language, judgment, and behavior.

Govolsxtra.com released a story on Pat Summitt's medical condition...

“There’s not going to be any pity party and I’ll make sure of that.” Summitt told govolsxtra

Typical Pat Summitt.
The University of Tennessee released this statement from Summitt...

PM UPDATE: Here's the latest from our friends at both WVLT-TV
Rick Russo leads coverage for Volunteer TV

And our friends at WBIR-TV caught up with the voice of the Lady Vols, Mickey Dearstone...

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