If Wednesday's announcement by the University of Tennessee that Hall-of-Fame coach Pat Summitt was steppping down from the head coaching position she has held for the past 38 years marked the end of an era, then the contemporaneous designation of her successor did not exactly mark the beginning of a new one.
With today's announcement that Tennessee's legendary women's basketball coach Pat Summitt is relinquishing her position as head coach to take on a newly defined status as "head coach emeritus," Summitt's role on the team will change dramatically.
In making the announcement, which also identified Summitt's fromer player, long-time assistant and, later, associate head coach Holly Warlick as Summitt's successor in the head coaching role, Tennessee Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart made clear that "this is Holly's team now":
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