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.
Pat Summit was one of the world's great basketball coaches. Condolences to her family and Tennessee basketball.— Jim Boeheim (@therealboeheim) June 28, 2016
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.
Have but one Pat Summitt story:— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) June 28, 2016
Talked to Jim Boeheim one summer about BB schemes. He admitted stealing many.
"A lot from Pat Summitt."
Women's head coach Quentin Hillsman also shared his condolences via social media.
Thank you for all you've done for the game.— Quentin Hillsman (@CoachQatSU) June 28, 2016
Rest in Grace and Mercy..... pic.twitter.com/9wZDnRkbDB