Summitt Retires, Brown to SMU?


POSTED: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 4:11pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 5:34pm

After creating a dynasty in Knoxville, Tennessee, Lady Vols head coach Pat Summitt is moving on to a new chapter in her storied career. Summitt continued to coach the women's basketball team throughout the 2011 season after being diagnosed with early onset dementia in August. She will pass the torch to Associate Head Coach Holly Warlick, a 27-year assistant with the team, as the new leader of Tennessee women's basketball.

Summitt has been the face of the team for the last 38 years, and will still work closely with the program after she assumes her new position as coach emeritus. During her time at the helm of the basketball program, the Lady Vols won 8 national titles, 16 SECchampionships, and took 18 trips to the Final Four among other impressive accolades.

With 1,098 victories over her career, Summitt retires as the winningest coach in the history of college basketball.

In Dallas, multiple sources are reporting Wednesday that veteran coach Larry Brown will be the next head basketball coach at Southern Methodist University. Larry Brown is 71 years old and last coached in the college ranks in 1988, when he won a national championship with Kansas. ESPN and are both reporting that Brown has accepted the job with the Mustangs, but on Wednesday evening, Brown said he has not accepted or been offered the position. Most recently, Brown coached the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats in 2010. he's the only coach in history to win both and NCAA title and an NBA championship.

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