Remembering Pat Summitt
Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in college basketball history, passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 64.
As the head coach of the Lady Vols at the University of Tennessee, Summitt won eight national championships in 38 seasons and never had a losing campaign. She finished her coaching career with a total of 1,098 wins in 1,306 games coached.
"There is a hole in the universe today," Kings assistant coach Nancy Lieberman told Kings.com. "Becky [Hammon] and I are not coaching in the NBA without Pat."
Former Monarchs and Tennessee guard Kara Lawson spoke to ESPN following the news and shared her personal experience playing under the legendary coach.
“Personally, she was a life changer for me,” said Lawson. “I played for her for four years, but she coached me a lot longer than that.”
Members of the Kings and former members of the Monarchs shared their thoughts on the passing of Summitt on Twitter:
Rest in peace to the legendary Pat Summitt.
— Vivek Ranadivé (@Vivek) June 28, 2016
— Nancy Lieberman (@NancyLieberman) June 28, 2016
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) June 28, 2016
Gutted. I love you. Thank you.
— Kara Lawson (@karalawson20) June 28, 2016
— Ticha Penicheiro (@TichaPenicheiro) June 28, 2016