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NEW YORK (AP) — Pat Summitt and Mike Krzyzewski have been picked as Sports Illustrated’s sportswoman and sportsman of the year.

The two Hall of Famers are the winningest coaches in women’s and men’s college basketball.

Tennessee’s Summitt announced in August that she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type, but pledged to continue coaching and show others that they can live their lives with the disease. She earned her 1,075th career victory Sunday.

Duke’s Krzyzewski passed mentor Bob Knight on Nov. 15 when he won his 903rd game.

The magazine said Monday they joined UCLA’s John Wooden in 1972 and North Carolina’s Dean Smith in 1997 as the only college basketball coaches to receive the honor.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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6 Comments on "Krzyzewski, Summitt honored by Sports Illustrated"

GuestJo Ann James
2015 years 9 months ago

Coach K is a fine upstanding Christian man who has attained honors as a coach that many have never attained and never will. Be glad for someone when something good happens to them. These negative comments show lack of character.

2015 years 9 months ago


2015 years 9 months ago

Excellent choices! Only fandom could be a reason to disagree. That’s partisan hatred for you tarhole fans.

2015 years 9 months ago

You watch him on the sidelines much?

2015 years 9 months ago

He is a world class cussor and christians start all the wars.

2015 years 9 months ago

Could of not have said it better myself. He has really helped me in my lip reading ability. He can peel the paint off the court. What a great guy.


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