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Pat Summitt
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Pat Summitt's 17th victory this season gave her 1,000 for her career.
Pat Summitt became the first D-I men's or women's coach to win 1,000 games because she worked just as hard before Thursday's milestone as she did before every victory along the way. Mechelle Voepel

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Graham Hays: Pat Summitt's ability to live outside the confines of the times has led her to the brink of 1,000 wins. Story

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Mechelle Voepel: Even on the eve of 1,000 victories, Pat Summitt isn't content -- especially with the way her Lady Vols have played lately. Story

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Charlie Creme: Pat Summitt's march to history? Nearly complete. The march to March? With the Lady Vols' recent play, it doesn't hold the same promise. Story

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Mechelle Voepel: Coming off of back-to-back national championships but faced with replacing all five starters? See how Pat Summitt assessed Tennessee in the preseason. Story

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The Stuff Legends Are Made Of

Milestone Wins
12,438 days passed between Pat Summitt's first victory on Jan. 10, 1975, and her 999th win Thursday. Travel back in time as we track the most memorable moments on the path to 1,000 wins. Story
From her first season in 1974-75 to midway through her 35th season in Knoxville, Tenn., check out Pat Summitt's records, eight national championships and other highlights along the way. Story
Coaching Cradle
The New York Times calls it "the sisterhood of the traveling Pats." That's because former players, graduate assistants, assistant coaches and even managers currently fill 70 head-coaching positions at various levels. Story