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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)

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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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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