KNOXVILLE (FIBA) - The basketball world is in mourning following the death of legendary women's coach Pat Summitt. The long-time University of Tennessee Volunteers and former USA Olympic coach has died at the age of 64.
Summitt, inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000 and in 2013 the FIBA Hall of Fame, had been suffering from the early onset of dementia since 2011.
Tamika Catchings, who has been one of basketball's best players for more than a decade and will this summer play at an Olympic Games for the fourth time, played at Tennessee for Summitt and visited her former coach in the hospital this week.
Seven times in her famous career Summitt was named as the NCAA Coach of the Year. In 2012, United States President Barack Obama presented Summitt with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.