Summitt released this statement following his resignation: "It is with great regret that I resign from my position as head coach of the women's basketball program at Louisiana Tech University.
(CNN) — Let’s remember Pearl Harbor As we go to meet the foe Let’s remember Pearl Harbor As we did the Alamo We will always remember How they died for liberty. — Lyrics of a song recorded by big-band leader Sammy Kaye I remember. My parents and I gathered around the radio, an old Philco with the arched top, listening to the stunning news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Murrow reported from London, bombs falling in the distance.
It was a Sunday afternoon, my senior year in high school.
A little over a year ago I had the opportunity to eat Shabbat dinner with Coach Bruce Pearl.
I had been invited to Memphis as a guest speaker at the annual Cooper Memphis basketball tournament and I happened to be coaching in the tournament as well. Wiener, who is a dentist in Memphis, and by all accounts a great one, was also the fourth round pick of the Philadelphia Warriors in the 1955 NBA Draft.
What happened next and what Coach Pearl then did later that night when he addressed the approximately three-hundred players at the tournament forever changed my perception of the man and instantly instilled in me a tremendous amount of respect for the courage he showed. According to an article, Pearl was cited for unethical conduct for lying to investigators in June 2010 about improperly hosting recruits at his home and urging others to do the same.