Report: Pat Summitt’s Family ‘Preparing for the Worst’

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pat Summitt’s family said Sunday that the last few days have been difficult for the former Tennessee women’s basketball coach as her Alzheimer’s disease progresses.

Amid reports of Summitt’s failing health, her family issued a statement asking for prayers and saying that the 64-year-old Summitt is surrounded by the people who mean the most to her. It also asked for privacy.

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(Update: According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, Summitt’s friends and family are “preparing for the worst.”)