Earlier this morning, legendary former Tennessee women’s basketball head coach Pat Summitt passed away at the age of 64. There will be no shortage of well-deserved tributes for Summitt in the coming days, and even the President of the United States weighed in.
A few minutes ago, President Barack Obama released a lengthy statement on Summitt, who he awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom back in 2012.
JUST IN: Pres. Obama on the passing of Pat Summitt: “I was honored to award her the Presidential Medal of Freedom.” pic.twitter.com/Ryb2lT3QsC
— ABC News (@ABC) June 28, 2016
Fitting words for a legend on an off the court. RIP, Coach Summitt.