Legendary Georgetown Coach John Thompson Dies

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Another great soul was taken from this world last night as legendary Georgetown Hoyas coach John Thompson Jr. has passed away at the age of 78.

Here is a a list of John Thompson accolades:

–  First African-American head coach to win a major collegiate championship

– 2× NBA champion with the Celtics (’65, ’66)

– NCAA champion (’84)

– NABC Coach of the Year (’85)

Olympics (’88)

– 3× Big East COTY (’80, ’87, ’92)
‘- HOF class of ’99
And in my honest opinion, the best part is he had a 97% Graduation Rate for his players at Georgetown in 27 years, thats amazing.

Just all around greatness from top to bottom here from the coach.

In just the past hour, tributes from media, athletes, colleagues, etc. have poured in all over social media for the coach.
Here is Allen Iverson crediting Coach Thompson for saving his life. Tears are being shed today.
RIP COACH THOMPSON
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