Roy Williams honored late Pat Summitt during game at Tennessee
Roy Williams paid respect to the late Pat Summitt while coaching at Tennessee on Sunday.
Williams’ North Carolina Tar Heels beat the Vols 78-73 Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena. The court inside the arena is named “The Summitt” after Pat, who died last year. At halftime, Williams says he went over and gave a pat to the floor as a way of honoring Summitt.
North Carolina coach Roy Williams paid tribute to the late Pat Summitt in his postgame press conference. He said he walked over and “patted the floor,” which is named after Summitt at Thompson-Boling Arena. “She was a great friend, and I even brought my daughter to Pat’s camp.”
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Williams also noted that he had taken his daughter to one of Summitt’s camps.
Along with Geno Auriemma, Summitt is regarded as one of the greatest women’s basketball coaches in history. She won eight national championships and seven NCAA Coach of the Year awards. Summitt was diagnosed in 2011 with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. She died five years later.