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Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Pat Summitt press conference: Legendary coach steps down


Pat Summitt is stepping down as Tennessee coach because of early onset Alzheimer’s. (Doug Benc / Getty Images)
Pat Summitt will discuss her decision to step down as the winningest coach in NCAA basketball history in a press conference today at the University of Tennessee.

Assistant coach Holly Warlick will replace Summitt, who will become head coach emeritus of the women’s team she has led for 38 years. Last summer, Summitt announced that she had been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease.

[Quiz: Can you name the successors for these legendary coaches?]

The Post’s Sally Jenkins will be tweeting the press conference, starting at 1:30 p.m. EDT. (Follow her on Twitter or here, after the jump.)

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