Before UT's announcement that Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt was stepping down in favor of a more advisory role, she gave an exclusive interview to the Washington Post.
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She told the Post the decision to step aside after 38 seasons was not difficult, partly because of her relationship with Holly Warlick, the former player an assistant who will succeed her as head coach.
"It is what it is," Summitt told the Post. "And Holly has been doing a lot, and we not only have a great friendship, we understand each other. And we can work through this."
Speaking to The Post, Summitt said that she felt good in terms of her health and intended to keep working not just for herself but also for the Lady Vols' young players and for others facing medical challenges.
"I think I can help others just by my example," she said.
And she intended to make that point when she met with her team on Wednesday.
"I want to talk to them and let them know I'm still going to be there," Summitt said. "The thing is: I have to keep living and doing what I want to do, and those players mean the world to me. With us having five seniors leaving, I feel obligated in a positive way to be there for the team."