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Pat Summitt to return as head coach emeritus at UT

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Tennessee Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt watches a basketball game from her seat at Thompson-Boling Arena. SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL Tennessee Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt watches a basketball game from her seat at Thompson-Boling Arena. SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL
KNOXVILLE (News Sentinel) -

Although the renewal process is taking longer than before, Pat Summitt will return for a fourth season as head coach emeritus of the Tennessee women's basketball team.

The Lady Vols coaching legend will sign a one-year contract that is virtually identical to last year's one-year deal, said a source familiar with the contract. The source requested anonymity because the deal hasn't been finalized. The source said the contract should be signed within the next two weeks.

Summitt has signed a series of one-year contracts in her new role since stepping down as Tennessee's coach in April of 2012, following 38 seasons, 1,098 victories and eight national championships. She announced in August of 2011 that she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia Alzheimer's type.

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