John Thompson

John Thompson serves as a color analyst for Westwood One’s coverage of the Final Four and National Championship. Thompson is best known as the former head men’s basketball coach of the Georgetown Hoyas, where he built one of the most successful programs in college basketball history. During his 28 years at the helm, Thompson won 596 games, was named Coach of the Year seven times and led his team to 24 straight postseason appearances, and three NCAA Final Fours.

He won the national championship in 1984, becoming the first African-American coach to accomplish that feat. Thompson also served as the Olympic Head Coach for Team USA Basketball in 1988, capturing a bronze medal, and won gold as an assistant coach in 1976. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999.

John Thompson's Posts

Selection Sunday – Hear from Roy Williams, Bill Self, Jay Wright and more

11 March 2018 Comments are off for this post.
If you missed our Selection Sunday show with Jason Horowitz, John Thompson and Jim Jackson, you can listen to the show below. Among the many guests that called in are North Carolina’s Roy Williams, Kansas’s Bill Self, Villanova’s Jay Wright, Gonzaga’s Mark Few and many more. Listen to the whole…
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Big East Semifinal Highlights: Providence, Villanova advance

10 March 2018 Comments are off for this post.
NEW YORK, NY – Providence rallied from 17 points down to beat Xavier in overtime and Villanova started the game on a 19-0 run and never looked back as the Friars and Wildcats advanced to the Big East Championship Game with semifinal victories on Friday night. Kevin Kugler and John…
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