Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt is the first women’s basketball coach to make over $1 million a year. And hey, she’s earned it. She’s built an incredible program, and you certainly can’t argue with her results. Before all is said and done, though, I’d really love to see her get a shot at coaching men.
It’s not that I don’t think she can do it… I’m just really curious about it. Even if it never happens, and we never get an answer, she’s a great coach. That can’t possibly be taken away from her. But I think it would be fascinating to see. I think it would work. I think she’d have their respect, and I think they’d play as hard for her as anyone ever has. And she’d have to adjust, too… going from basketball that is strictly fundamental, to situations where you have to deal with a player who can just jump over everyone and dunk the hell out of the ball.
But hey, congrats to Pat Summitt. $1 million can buy a lot of pantsuits.