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Pat Summitt has early-onset dementia

Updated: August 25, 2011, 12:45 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Pat Summitt plans to coach the Tennessee women's basketball team "as long as the good Lord is willing," despite recently being diagnosed with early-onset dementia.

"There's not going to be any pity party and I'll make sure of that," she told the Knoxville News Sentinel Monday evening. The News Sentinel and Washington Post first reported Summitt's condition.

In a statement from Summitt released by the university Tuesday, the Hall of Fame coach said she ...

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