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Quotes about Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, who is approaching Dean Smith's NCAA record for all-time wins:
I think it is going to be a great memory for her because she has come so far. She has done so much not just for the University of Tennessee, not just for the NCAA, but for women's basketball as a whole. To surpass him -- everybody knows who he is and everybody knows his accomplishments -- I think this is something people will remember forever."
-- Tamika Catchings, Lady Vols forward from 1997-2001, now with WNBA's Indiana Fever.
"She knows where the game started. I remember when I was in college and she would tell us, 'I remember when we weren't given this opportunity as women.' She appreciates whatever she's given and lets the players know (you) don't take anything for granted."
-- Chamique Holdsclaw, Lady Vols forward from 1995-99, Tennessee's all-time leading scorer, now with WNBA's Washington Mystics.
"A record like this is about longevity and consistently being good. She's been as good as long as any coach that's ever coached."
-- Kara Lawson, Lady Vols guard from 1999-2003, ESPN commentator and player for the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs.
"It's not just a precedent she's setting in women's basketball, but venturing to surpass the benchmark on the men's side. She's not only an icon for women's basketball but will be able to stand shoulder to shoulder with anyone in the men's game with surpassing this milestone."
-- Beth Bass, CEO of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.
"I'm not sure there will be another man or woman coach (to reach the record). I don't think this is gender specific at all. The numbers are absolutely astronomical. I don't think we'll see that for a long time. Plus the fact that she's got several more years left in her. I think she's going to set a number that will stand the test of time for many, many years, if not forever."
-- Gloria Ray, Tennessee's first women's athletic director.