John Thompson Death / Obituary | John Thompson Cause Of Death – Dead – Georgetown Basketball Coach Died | John Robert Thompson Jr. Dies – Radio Host Passed Away
John Thompson Death / Obituary – An American basketball coach, John Thompson was pronounced dead on August 31, 2020, leaving loved ones in great sadness. John Thompson cause of death is yet to be confirmed.
Georgetown Hoyas formal legendary coach, John Robert Thompson Jr. died at the age of 78, with family, friends and loved ones left in total devastation. Our prayers, thoughts condolences are with the loved ones of the deceased for the great loss. We are yet to observed the deceased obituary, all further details concerning this news will be updated upon confirmation.
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Breaking News: Legendary Georgetown Coach John Thompson has passed away. The Hall of Famer became the first African-American head coach to win the NCAA National Championship, leading the Hoyas to the 1984 title. Coach Thompson will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/wrNyzN2vFU
— The Team 980 & 95.9FM (@team980) August 31, 2020
Legendary Georgetown coach John Thompson has passed.🙏🏼
Played @ Archbishop Carroll (DC) w/George Leftwich & “Sleepy” Austin on one of the best #HSBB teams ever 33-0 ’60 (beat college FR teams). Coached @ his Alma Mater & led Hoyas to ’84 NCAA crown. A towering #CBB figure #RIP
— Ronnie Flores (@RonMFlores) August 31, 2020
2020 is crazy R.I.P to one of the greatest coaches to ever live. John Thompson!! He made Georgetown Hoyas what they are till this day. Rest in Heaven Legend!! 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/akV3GSMVXX
— Brandon (@ThebigticketB5) August 31, 2020
This one hurts. John Thompson WAS College Basketball for me as a kid. The standard and culture he set at Georgetown was one of a kind. #RIPJohnThompson
— #QBFactory 🏭 Feva (@YaBoyFeva) August 31, 2020
Muere el legendario John Thompson, primer entrenador negro en ganar la NCAA.
Entrenó a Georgetown durante 27 años, siendo el mentor de jugadores de la talla de Ewing o Mutombo…
…y dio una oportunidad a Allen Iverson cuando nadie confiaba en él. Le debemos mucho.
— Jordi Muñoz (@jordimunoz8) August 31, 2020
we lost another great man. Rest in Power John Thompson, the first Black coach to win the NCAA National Championship. He literally towered over opposing coaches and players, and his legacy will loom large over the game forever
— Laura Mann (@lauralately) August 31, 2020
💔 Legendary Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson has passed away, per @team980.
— Kendall Baker (@TheKendallBaker) August 31, 2020
RIP to Coach John Thompson…I know my Dad is in heaven buggin’. Shout out to Daddy for always keeping me laced in the Hoyas drip too! 2020 is really taking everybody. pic.twitter.com/um4RN59uhH
— Moody Demon (@ImCourtneyLynn) August 31, 2020
Basketball would not be the same if not for John Thompson
– Rest In Peace to a coaching legend pic.twitter.com/i4ccsOHjiy
— Mike Trim WPTV (@MikeTrimWPTV) August 31, 2020
RIP Coach John Thompson.
Am I glad I grew up w The Big East-the REAL Big East. Thompson and Boeheim and Louie and PJ and Rollie and Calhoun.
Cramped gyms, the Dome, 6 fouls, fistfights, Bobby Martin singing the anthem, Sherm and Coleman, Mourning and Mutombo.
What a time, man. pic.twitter.com/bVRuhcZVru
— Colin Dunlap (@colin_dunlap) August 31, 2020
Goodness gracious, make it stop 2020. 🙏 to the family of Big East legend, titan, pioneer John Thompson. #RIP big man! Hope there’s a towel waiting for him at the gates.
— Jim Sells (@jsells11) August 31, 2020
— Big East Hoops 24/7 (@BigEastTourney) August 31, 2020
According to reports Legendary Georgetown Coach John Thompson has passed away at the age of 78! The Hall Of Famer became the First African American to win an NCAA Championship when he lead the Hoyas to the 1984…
— Jamon B. (@Jboltonshow) August 31, 2020
Breaking News: Legendary Georgetown Coach John Thompson has passed away. The Hall of Famer became the first Black head coach to win the NCAA National Championship, leading the Hoyas to the 1984 title. Thompson was a HERO to many! The greatest of example of what a coach should be! pic.twitter.com/WdvgW1inIM
— WorldChampionNetwork (@WorldChampNet) August 31, 2020
Rest in Peace John Thompson. You were always larger than life and you needed to be to shoulder the burdens and breakthroughs that life had in store for you. Thanks for the memories Coach. #ripjohnthompson #HoyaSaxa
— R (@RFox1965) August 31, 2020
Sorry to hear about the news of John Thompson. I know he meant a lot to the DMV and alums/fans of Georgetown. I was always a fan of Coach Thompson. He ran a great program and had his players full respect. The program was top notch. That’s how a college bball program should look.
— Ken Burgundy (@BurgundyBurner) August 31, 2020
The impact of John Thompson’s 97% graduation rate to the black community can’t be overstated.He recruited mostly black athletes before it was the norm and EDUCATED them. He was a true LEGEND in every sense of the word. The black community just lost another pioneer. #MakeYourMark
— Kyle Byrd 🏁🏀 (@Mindof_aHooper) August 31, 2020
I use to see Mr. John Thompson come in and outta Oxon Hill High School all the time. Rest in peace to a great man.
— Mrs007 (@bonds_dana) August 31, 2020
I get it, we all will die but man seems like 2020 has taken some legendary figures. What a terrible weekend, first #ChadwickBoseman, then #CliffRobinson and now Coach #JohnThompson. Rest in heaven fellas 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾. pic.twitter.com/dVgHdFuN04
— ﹄ŁØneͥStͣaͫrNiner﹃ (Kevin) (@coowal1) August 31, 2020
RIP: In just a matter of days, we have lost two of College Basketball giants with former Arizona coach Lute Olson and former Georgetown coach John Thompson.
— Blaine Fentress (@blainefentress) August 31, 2020
Breaking: Legendary Georgetown Coach John Thompson has passed away. The Hall of Famer became the first African-American head coach to win the NCAA National Championship, leading the Hoyas to the 1984 title. pic.twitter.com/D07ToD2FjG
— NetCastSports (@NetCastSports) August 31, 2020
@espn BREAKING NEWS: Former Georgetown men’s basketball coach John Thompson has died this morning at the age of 78. No cause of death listed.
— Scott Hable👣 (@sctthbl) August 31, 2020
One if my favorite stories Coach John Thompson shared on his radio show was him going to recruit a player. Kid gets into a fight right after jump ball and gets ejected. Coach Thompson leaves the gym and someone stops him and says coach you gonna stop recruiting him?
— Nima Omidvar (@NimaOmidvar) August 31, 2020
The thing about John Thompson that everyone is missing is that we are on the verge of runaway climate change and we need a complete re-think of the global economy to ensure a just society & avoid planetary catastrophe.
— Eyes on the prize, people (@TheThingAboutX) August 31, 2020
Wow. Rest In Peace John Thompson
— Coach Ethan Cooper (@ECoop59) August 31, 2020
John Thompson and Lute Olsen in less than a week…
Never seen a college coach have an impact on someone like Big John did on Alonzo Mourning and Patrick Ewing.
— Five Reasons Sports Network (@5ReasonsSports) August 31, 2020
Freshman year a few of us went to a few games with jackets (and ties?) and towels over our shoulders—we called ourselves the John Thompson Fan Club. That was his last season as head coach (97-98 or 98-99, he resigned January 99)
— Will S. (@schlickw) August 31, 2020
I really feel some type of way right now. This a virtual punch 🤜🏿💥😵 I wasn’t ready this. 😢 He made Ewing, Iverson, Mourning, Mutumbo, & countless others great at Georgetown & Beyond. ✊🏿✊🏿 Long live Coach John Thompson!!
— Edward Adom (@biged615) August 31, 2020
John Thompson made me like Georgetown in my youth, he was the best black coach in college basketball imo
— G.U.S Bridgeman (@Sheglar_GD) August 31, 2020
What John Thompson Means to Basketball:
While I hope reports are false, I still think it’s important to respect his legacy.
Everyone talks about him being the “first black coach to….” and that’s fine
But he was one of the best to coach CBB period
Look at the HOF legacy pic.twitter.com/jsZH0cYaOc
— Mel Whitlock (@Coachmelw) August 31, 2020
Rest in power coach John Thompson without him prolly would be no AI and the culture of the NBA wouldn’t be what it is today
— Sir Freezy! (@MikeFree_) August 31, 2020
Time made me realize John Thompson’s greatness as a communicator, an educator and as a friend to the players he coached.
There’s a reason why his players talk more about what he taught them about life than on the court and why their loss today hurts like a parent gone. pic.twitter.com/gDrrzZtWpu
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 31, 2020
Damn Big John Thompson died smh. RIP King 👑. Man 2020 has been unrelenting man smh.
— The Dolphins Are Broken (@BiegeInDaHouse) August 31, 2020
We lost a living trophy this morning. John Thompson became one of our ancestors.
— JerMilton Y Woods (@JerMilton_Woods) August 31, 2020
John Thompson died now?!
I loved hating him and I loved respecting him while hating him. And he loved it too. He was the perfect rival.
RIP Big John
— James Curtin III (@jamescurtin) August 31, 2020
— Pete of PSA (@Pknows1) August 31, 2020
RIP Coach! John Thompson, a legendary coach, a man of social and political conscience made a profound difference and left his imprint on the landscape of college basketball and society. #Georgetown #BigEast #NCAA #basketball pic.twitter.com/TH3LeefDcS
— Scott A. Williams (@scottwilli75) August 31, 2020
New Heads only remember John Thompson from calling the big games on the radio
— McGiveit (@burn_spear) August 31, 2020
Big East basketball in its heyday was one of the most exciting times. This video shows why John Thompson helped make it special.
— Sean Curry (@seancurry99) August 31, 2020
Not a thousand percent positive but I’ve heard John Thompson has passed. Smh
— Thighs Magee (@devingourdine1) August 31, 2020
Nah man I wont even be mad if someone come out and say this is a hoax. I just need a report that says John Thompson is alive and well in his home.
— Rueb (@Bruce_Wayn3) August 31, 2020
Oh, hell no! Not Big John Thompson! #RIP Coach. Stories of deflated basketballs and telling Rayful Edmond to stay the hell away from his players come to mind. Coach Thompson was a real DC OG, on and off the basketball court. Nobody messed with the man. Had a great radio show too. pic.twitter.com/E9soltOOt9
— Joel Hines (@JoelHines) August 31, 2020
Giving Fred Brown a big hug after beating Houston for the National Title showed me what type of coach/man John Thompson was all about. Loved those #Georgetown teams!
— BTJ (@BrianJoyce10) August 31, 2020
To wake up to hear of the passing of a legend Coach John Thompson is a virtual gut punch 🥊 that 2020 continues to bring. Coach Thompson helped mold countless great men at Georgetown & beyond. He made me believe I could be a coach w/ purpose. RIP Coach Thompson a builder of men pic.twitter.com/eF8MOyn6VB
— Cabral Huff (@CoachCabralHuff) August 31, 2020
This weekend was ruthless 🤦🏾♂️…R.I.P. John Thompson!!!
— B. Waite (@tracysson) August 31, 2020
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