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Legendary Summitt truly one of a kind

She was one of sports' most accomplished figures but also universally beloved and humbly warm. To say there will never be anyone like Pat Summitt is not hyperbole. In fact, it seems inadequate.

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Summitt's stare (1:09)
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Auriemma: Summitt defined women's basketball (3:25)
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Former Tennessee guard Kara Lawson talks about the effect Pat Summitt had on her as a player and a person.

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Summitt was the winningest coach in men's or women's NCAA history, a Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree and a seven-time NCAA Coach of the Year. We break down her career. By the numbers

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Pat Summitt's profound impact on women's basketball

Paul Finebaum shares his memories of Pat Summitt's early years as well as her profound and lasting contributions to women's basketball.

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Chris Low @ClowESPN

Over and above all of her national titles, Pat Summitt's greatest attribute was how she treated people. She made everybody feel like a champ

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If there is a special coach, teacher, or mentor to whom you haven't said 'thank you' recently, say it today in tribute to Pat Summitt.

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Pat Summitt brought respect to women's college basketball and made young players -- even those who weren't good enough to suit up for the Lady Vols -- want to be the best. Her legacy

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Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

I can remember being intimidated only a few times in my career. Once was when I went to meet and interview Pat Summitt. She could not have been more welcoming, candid and interesting. We have lost an amazing person - not just a pioneer for women, but an example to all of us on how to be successful but decent, tough but kind, and above all, gracious always. As a woman I am indebted to her. As a person I am in awe of her.

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Mechelle Voepel explains the impact Pat Summitt had on women's basketball, what she meant to the game and to the state of Tennessee.

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Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Sad, rainy morning in Knoxville. Pat Summitt has passed away at 64.