One more hoop for Pat Summitt: A memoir

Pat Summitt addresses the media, April 19, 2012. CBS

Pat Summitt addresses the media, April 19, 2012.
CBS

(CBS/AP) Hall of Fame basketball coach Pat Summitt, who last week announced she was stepping down after 38 years at the University of Tennessee, announced this week that she will chronicle her life and career in a memoir to be released next spring.

The as-yet untitled book will be published by Crown Archetype, an imprint of Random House Inc., which announced the book deal Tuesday.

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According to Crown, the book will cover her "full life journey," including her diagnosis last year of early-onset dementia, Alzheimer's type. Publication is expected in spring 2013.

Financial terms for the book were not disclosed. Summitt was represented by Robert Barnett, a Washington attorney whose clients include President Barack Obama and Barbra Streisand.

This is not Summitt's first book. The 59-year-old coach previously wrote the motivational "Reach for the Summit" and "Raise the Roof," about the Lady Vols' 1997-98 championship. Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins, who worked with Summitt on both those books, will collaborate on the memoir as well.

Summitt's final record stands at 1,098-208, 16 regular-season Southeastern Conference championships and 16 SEC tournament titles, the last won a month ago.

  • CBS News Staff

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