Jason Witten: Pat Summitt a legend
Witten grew up in Elizabethton, Tenn., and spent three years with the Volunteers. While in Knoxville, he was able to forge a relationship with legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt, who retired Wednesday less than a year after being diagnosed with early onset dementia-Alzheimer’s type.
“The times I was able to be with her were special because she’s such a leader and has such an understanding of what it takes to be the best,” Witten said. “Obviously it’s a sad situation the last couple of years, but I don’t think there will ever be a legend like that, not only for what she’s done in Tennessee but for women’s basketball and the game of basketball itself. It’s a sad day but people should really look and see what she was able to accomplish, and she did it the right way.”
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