WASHINGTON -- Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt is leaving her job as player personnel consultant for the WNBA's Washington Mystics.
"Management wanted to go into a different direction," Summitt said in a statement released by the Mystics on Friday.
Summitt, the NCAA's career leader in victories, joined the Mystics in 2002 and helped draft such players as All-Star Alana Beard and rookie of the year Temeka Johnson.
"She helped us build a strong system, and we thank her for her guidance over the past several years," Mystics chief operating officer Curtis Symonds said. "Going forward, with Linda Hargrove entering her second season as general manager, we feel that the
Mystics are in good hands."