OKLAHOMA CITY —
Following a legend: Tennessee coach Holly Warlick spoke about what it’s like to follow a legend in former Lady Vol coach Pat Summitt (and still head coach emeritus of the program), who no longer coaches the Lady Vols after being diagnosed with “early-onset dementia,” a type of Alzheimer’s disease.
“I’m thankful that she was a part of my life as far as teaching me her philosophy and what’s important in basketball and what you need to focus on. That has helped me in that transition,” she said. “But I think probably what’s difficult has been not having her in the light that I’m used to seeing her.”
Still, Warlick said, she consults with Summitt frequently, loves having her around and wants her at practice every day.
“I talk to her daily,” she said.
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