clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Syracuse Basketball Coaches Jim Boeheim & Quentin Hillsman Remember Pat Summitt

The Syracuse men's and women's basketball coaches both admired the Tennessee legend for what she did on and off the court.

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Former Tennessee Volunteers women's basketball coach Pat Summitt passed away Tuesday and her accomplishments on and off the court will not be forgotten anytime soon. Both of the Syracuse Orange head basketball coaches certainly won't forget the impact she had on the sport and on them.

Jim Boeheim hopped On The Block with Brent Axe on Tuesday to share his thoughts.

"It's a tragedy. It's an awful disease. She would have coached for another 15 years," Boeheim said in a phone conversation. "She would have won probably 2,000 games. She's just a unique coach that is as good a coach that ever coached in any sport. Men's, women's, football, basketball. She was just as good as you can possibly be as a coach. And it's a terrible tragedy."

Boeheim admitted he never actually met Summitt but he wishes he had. Yahoo! Sports writer Eric Edholm also added one more anecdote from Boeheim.

Women's head coach Quentin Hillsman also shared his condolences via social media.

@coachqatsu on Pat Summitt. #RIPPatSummitt

A photo posted by Syracuse Women's Basketball (@cusewbb) on