Pat Summitt says she was not forced out at Tennessee

Pat Summitt says she was not forced out at Tennessee

October 5th, 2012 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Local - Breaking News

Pat Summitt

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Pat Summitt released a statement Friday afternoon saying she was not forced out as the head women's basketball coach at the University of Tennessee.

"It was entirely my decision to step down from my position as head coach of women's basketball at the University of Tennessee," the statement said.

Summitt stepped down on April 18 to become head coach emeritus for the program.

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