STATEMENT FROM ARNIE FIELKOW AND NBRPA ON THE PASSING OF PAT SUMMITT

June 28, 2016

On behalf of the entire NBRPA family, we are deeply saddened by the loss of coaching legend Pat Summitt. Not only was she one of the greatest college basketball coaches of all time, but her dedication and commitment to inspiring student athletes was unmatched. Her legacy will live on in those she motivated to reach their full potential, both on and off the court. Our condolences go out to Summitt's family and the University of Tennessee Volunteers.

About the National Basketball Retired Players Association
The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is comprised of former professional basketball players from the NBA, ABA, WNBA and Harlem Globetrotters. It is a 501(c) 3 organization with a mission to develop, implement and advocate a wide array of programs to benefit its members, supporters and the community. The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson. The NBRPA works in direct partnerships with the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. Arnie D. Fielkow is the President & CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Thurl Bailey, Vice Chairman Dwight Davis, Treasurer Eldridge Recasner, Secretary Nancy Lieberman, Rick Barry, James Donaldson, Mike Glenn, Spencer Haywood, LaRue Martin Jr., Johnny Newman, Casey Shaw and David Naves.