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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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Auriemma: Summitt defined women's hoops
Women's College Basketball 

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma describes Pat Summitt's impact on women's basketball.

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Summitt was the definition of a winner
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No other coach in Division I college basketball history has more wins than Pat Summitt's 1,098 as coach of the Lady Volunteers.

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Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Peyton Manning spoke of Pat Summitt on The Wake Up Zone in Nashville this morning. He sought her advice when he was deciding whether to stay at Tennessee for his senior season. "I was honored to call her a friend, I enjoyed my time with Pat," he said. "...Even though I never played for her, I always kind of felt like she was one of my coaches. And I always said that I wished I would have played for her. I think Pat Summitt could have coached men's basketball, men's football, she could have coached anything she wanted. She was that good of a coach."

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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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Nick Kyrgios pleases the Wimbledon crowd with this between-the-legs shot during his first-round match against Radek Stepanek.

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A look at Pat Summitt's historic career
Women's College Basketball 

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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