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Tennessee Lady Vols head coach Pat Summitt requests privacy about her health.
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Throughout my career always -- the point that my life and our basketball program. Weren't open book. With that in -- I have something to share with my Tennessee family. The university. The boosters and the fans of lady vol basketball. Once last season concluded. I address some ongoing concerns regarding my health. After consulting. With my local physicians. Decided to visit the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. Earlier this year at the doctors at the Mayo Clinic diagnose me with -- an early onset dementia yeah. Alzheimer's -- at the age of 59. I plan to continue to be your coach. For that reason I will be relying on my outstanding coaching staff like never before. We've always collaborated on every facet of lady vol basketball. And now you see holly or like. -- mosques and dean Lockwood taken on more responsibility. As their duties were changing significantly. I love being your coach and the privilege to go to work every day with our outstanding lady vol basketball student athletes. Appreciate the complete support. Of UT chancellor doctor Jimmy cheek and UT athletics director. Joan Cronin to continue coaching at the University of Tennessee. As long as the good lord is willing. I've been honest and -- shared my health concerns we view. And now will move forward to the business at -- Coach in a great group of lady balls. For the time being and I hope you respect my privacy regarding this matter thank you.