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Pat Summitt

A Woman Coach in the NBA?

Ain't Happening!

12/16/2011 3:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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If Pat Summitt -- the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history (male AND female) -- thinks a woman ever coaching in the NBA is a "longshot" ... then you better believe it won't be happening any time soon. 

Summitt, who has coached the women's team at Tennessee since 1974 and has won more college games than ANY coach ever, was asked twice in her career to take over the men's team. She declined both times.

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Joseph Diehl    

The only questions are if she can win and make money. It seems both of those answer's are yes. Let her coach were she wants

953 days ago
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janja    

You do know that Pat has Alzheimer's right! TMZ your not doing your research very well. She's in a fight for her life, leave her alone.

953 days ago
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Truth    

No matter what she aint one of the boys - literally. She knows that. Like, can she handle herself in a spitten match with Kobe or another spoiled overpaid playas on and off the court?? What about when they butt slap each other after big plays?? She would call that sexual harassment and open up a big can of lawsuits and bunch of other sh*t. No one would take her srusly (esp. the playas) in and out of the locker rooms. It's not like she can run to the college skool principal and give them detentions when millions of dollars and contracts are at stake. She's right 100%!! Aint happening anytime soon. #Truth!!

953 days ago
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Joe Marszalek    

Why not a woman coach? As long as any person has experience for the job they should be able to coach.

953 days ago
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seriously    

Would you coach in the NBA next year? Do you know she is currently struggling with Allzheimer's and is retiring a tthe end of this year due to the debilitating disease? Well played TMZ. Dumb asses.

953 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Seems she lacks enough confidence to prove people that some women can be better than men at some things.

953 days ago
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Kaffee    

Because these zillionaire players are spoiled bullies--a woman will NEVER be able to coach them.

953 days ago
8.

Jeeps    

Is Laura Bush coach hoops now?

953 days ago
9.

ginny    

why not she won't be sucking the boy's off in the shower!!

953 days ago
10.

blacksssheep    

Sexism still exists, people.

953 days ago
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en Todo Momento!!    

i mean it would be kinda cool, you know, to be the coach instructing your team from outside the locker room door....that's kinda skilly, or?

953 days ago
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lindanovak    

I dig all news by TMZ SPORTS. Professional sports is a big entertainment venue and I'm glad TMZ is taking on issues of sports as entertainment. It's good to hear your spin on all things 'sporty' especially the some of the legal and justice aspects that Harvey brings up.

952 days ago

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