John Robert Thompson Jr. 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.
|Born||September 2, 1941|
|Died||August 30, 2020 (aged 78)|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||269 lb (122 kg)|
|High school||Archbishop Carroll|
|NBA draft||1964 / Round: 3 / Pick: 25th overall|
|Selected by the Boston Celtics|
|1966–1972||St. Anthony HS|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
|Career coaching record|
|Basketball Hall of Fame as coach|
|College Basketball Hall of Fame|
Inducted in 2006
College basketball coach for the Georgetown University men's team. He was the first African-American head coach to win a Basketball Collegiate Championship. He was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
He had two sons named John and Ronny Thompson.
He played two seasons for the Boston Celtics in the 1960s.
He was head coach of the 1988 US National Basketball team.
At the age of 79,
John Thompson height is 6 ft 9 in (2.08 m).
He coached the great Allen Iverson at Georgetown.
● John Thompson was born on September 2, 1941 (age 78) in Washington, United States ● He is a celebrity coach ● His height is 6 ft 9 in (2.08 m)● His salary is $400 Thousand
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