Summitt writes about her battle with Alzheimer's

Summitt writes about her battle with Alzheimer's

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 21: Hall of Famer and former University of Tennessee Coach Pat Summit takes in the game of the Minnesota Lynx against the Indiana Fever during Game four of the 2012 WNBA Finals on October 21, 2012 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 3:27 PM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pat Summitt has trouble remembering records, scores and statistics from her 38-year career, but the former Tennessee women's basketball coach says she still recalls all her former players.

Summitt details her battle with early-onset dementia, Alzheimer's type, in her memoir "Sum It Up," which she wrote with Sally Jenkins. The book will be released Tuesday.

Summitt stepped down as Tennessee's coach last April after winning eight national titles and 1,098 games. She remains on Tennessee's staff as head coach emeritus and attends most practices. Summitt has watched virtually every Tennessee home game from the stands this season.

She also writes that she's back on good terms with Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma. She writes that Auriemma was the first person to donate $10,000 to the Pat Summitt Foundation to fight Alzheimer's.

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