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American basketball player and coach (1941-2020)

John Thompson is ...

Born 2 Sep 1941 in Washington, D.C.
Died 30 Aug 2020 in Arlington County
Age78 years, 11 months
Height2.08m (6 ft, 9 in)
John Thompson
John Thompson
President Reagan with Patrick Ewing and John Thompson posing for cover of Sports Illustrated in the White House map room. 11/12/84

About John Thompson

John Robert Thompson Jr. (September 2, 1941 – August 30, 2020) was an American college basketball coach for the Georgetown Hoyas men's team. He became the first African-American head coach to win a major collegiate championship in basketball when he led the Hoyas to the NCAA Division I national championship in 1984. Thompson was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Thompson played college basketball for the Providence Friars and earned honorable mention All-American honors in 1964. He played for two seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Boston Celtics, who won an NBA championship in both seasons. Thompson became a high school coach in Washington D.C. before coaching Georgetown for 27 seasons. He worked as a radio and television sports commentator after his retirement from coaching.

He is also known as John Robert Thompson, Jr..


Thompson died on August 30, 2020, aged 78, at his home in Arlington, Virginia.