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Tennessee head coach emeritus Pat Summitt talks about her new role as head coach emeritus during a press conference at Thompson-Boling Arena on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL)Pat Summitt's last will and testament didn't spread the property of the Tennessee women's basketball coaching legend.
(AP Photo/Wade Payne, File) Pat Summitt, the legendary former University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach, is experiencing a worsening in her condition.
Summitt, 64, was forced to step down from coaching duties in 2012 after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, meaning that symptoms develop slowly and gradually worsen over time.
The majority of people with Alzheimer’s are 65 or older, though Alzheimers is not a disease associated with age.
Currie made it clear he believed the Vols were headed in the wrong direction under Fulmer. Let’s be clear: I am not suggesting that Currie will arrive in Knoxville with a slash-and-burn approach when it comes to coaches. He knows that the last thing a new athletics director should do is make wholesale changes.
Up to 5 percent of Alzheimer patients have early onset Alzheimer’s, which appears when a person is in their 40s or 50s.
Alzheimer is deadly in that it has no current cure, though treatment is available and research is ongoing.
Based on Currie’s history at UT, as well as his eight-year track record as Kansas State’s athletics director, it’s safe to say he isn’t afraid to pull the trigger when it comes to coaches – for better or worse.
Currie was right in the middle of the decision to fire Phillip Fulmer as Vols football coach midway through the 2008 season.
Alzheimer symptoms can often be difficult to detect as symptoms are similar to natural changes that take place when a person gets older, such as a decreased ability to learn and memory loss.