If you ever met Pat Summitt, even for a moment, you know.
If she ever spoke a single word to you, it's understood.
If you met her steely glance at any point in her unparalleled career, you get it.
Although it is immensely sad that Summitt, 59, may not coach another basketball game, it is as crystal clear as her icy blue stare that she does not need to walk onto a basketball court to continue as a coach for the rest of her life and beyond.
Because once Pat Summitt coaches you, you stay coached. Once you feel her intensity, her commitment and her passion, no chalk talk is necessary.
Her mental sharpness may be waning, as a result of early-onset dementia, Alzheimer's Type, but her spark continues to catch fire in players, alumni, friends, foes, even viewers on TV.
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