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Pat Summitt's memoir was a team effort

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KNOXVILLE, TN (News Sentinel) -- The title of Pat Summitt's memoir describes the undertaking as neatly as the words fit the book cover.

"Sum it Up."

The play on words is obvious. Yet it doesn't adequately convey the challenge faced by Summitt and co-author Sally Jenkins with totaling the lifetime of the former Tennessee women's basketball coach. She rose from humble beginnings to a storied 38-season coaching career that featured eight national championships. Summitt became an iconic figure that transcended her sport, as reflected by the Mount Rushmore-quality photo featured on the book jacket.

The book, which goes on sale March 5, is 376 pages. Jenkins estimates that she could've written 600.

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