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Tennessee's Pat Summitt working on memoir

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NEW YORK (AP) - Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt, who last week announced she was stepping down after 38 years at the University of Tennessee, has a book deal.

The record-setting leader of the Lady Volunteers' basketball team has an agreement with Crown Archetype for a memoir that is currently untitled. Crown announced the deal Tuesday and says the book will cover her "full life journey," including her diagnosis last year of early-onset dementia, Alzheimer's type. Publication is expected next spring.

The 59-year-old Summitt will collaborate on the book with Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins. The two worked together on the motivational "Reach for the Summit" and on "Raise the Roof," about the Lady Vols' 1997-98 championship.

While at Tennessee, Summitt won more games than anyone else in NCAA college basketball.

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