The sports world reacts to the death of basketball icon Pat Summitt
Legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt has passed away at the age of 64.
Summitt had battled early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type, since 2011.
She was an icon around college basketball, winning 1,098 games and eight national titles during her 38-year career.
Here is some of the reaction on social media to Summitt's death.
— Lady Vol Basketball (@LadyVol_Hoops) June 28, 2016
Never dawns on female athletes today that being as/more forceful, assertive and aggressive than boys is wrong. That's Pat Summitt's impact
— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) June 28, 2016
RIP Pat Summitt. Epitome of greatness in coaching and leadership. Truly a pioneer in women’s athletics. Paved way for millions of girls…
— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) June 28, 2016
Pat Summitt is the most successful college coach of all time. As if that wasn't enough, she transcended sports.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) June 28, 2016
RIP to Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt, one of the truly great coaches and people in the history of American sport. https://t.co/BAVzUTRK19
— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) June 28, 2016
RIP Pat Summitt, one of the great coaches of any game in American history.
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) June 28, 2016
The @SEC mourns the loss of Pat Summitt. A true champion in every sense of the word.
— SEC (@SEC) June 28, 2016
As a girl growing up who loved any and all sports, Pat Summitt was my hero. She showed me I could do and be anything I wanted.
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) June 28, 2016
38 seasons at UT
18 Final Fours
8 National Titles
Never missed the tournament
Never had a losing season
— Kevin Negandhi (@KNegandhiESPN) June 28, 2016
I never met the hard working farm girl turned hoops coach Pat Summitt. I always respected her grind & hustle and LOVED the 'icy stare.' RIP
— Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) June 28, 2016
Over and above all of her national titles, Pat Summitt's greatest attribute was how she treated people. She made everybody feel like a champ
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) June 28, 2016
Pat Summitt coaches Team USA at the 1984 Summer Olympics. RIP. pic.twitter.com/m43KVI8nKi
— SI Vault (@si_vault) June 28, 2016
Fave personal Pat Summitt story: Ran into her at LAX and we drank beers for an hour. I asked her every question I could about hoops. RIP.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) June 28, 2016
"Here's how I'm going to beat you. I'm going to outwork you. That's it. That's all there is to it."
– Pat Summitt#RIPPatSummitt
— Jason Romano (@JasonRomano) June 28, 2016
The closest well-known coach comparable for Pat Summitt is Vince Lombardi: Intense, relentless, devoted to the pursuit of excellence.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) June 28, 2016
HOFer Pat Summitt, a true ambassador for our sport, has also passed away. She championed women everywhere & created opportunities for them.
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) June 28, 2016