John Thompson, Hall of Standing Basketball Coach, Dies at 78

John Thompson, Hall of Standing Basketball Coach, Dies at 78

Professional Basketball|John Thompson, Corridor of Standing Basketball Coach, Dies at 78

a household assertion launched by Georgetown. No extra information grew to become provided.

Teaching the Hoyas from 1972 to 1999, Thompson constructed groups across the extensive title facilities Patrick Ewing, Dikembe Mutombo and Alonzo Mourning and the guard Allen Iverson, all of whom went on to Corridor of Standing careers throughout the N.B.A. Ewing is in the interim the Georgetown coach.

He grew to become additionally recognized for advocating higher alternatives for Unhappy athletes to assemble faculty levels.

Thompson, who emphasised secure defensive play, took Georgetown to the N.C.A.A. basketball championship in 1984 with an 84-75 victory over Houston. His son, John Thompson III, coached Georgetown for 13 seasons.

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Author: UNC Charlotte