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The legendary coach of NCAA passed away at the age of 78

More bad news for basketball lovers this year, when the legendary Georgetown University coach passed away at the age of 78. The year 2020 continues to leave in the hearts of the orange ball fans a deep sadness, when the legendary coach of Georgetown University John Thompson passed away at the age of 78.

Although relatively unfamiliar to NBA fans, the late coach’s identity is best known for his 27-year stint leading the Georgetown University basketball team in NCAA Division I, as well as his The teacher of four NBA legends are Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning, Dikembe Mutombo and Allen Iverson.

The sudden departure of this coach has left infinite sadness with the above players. For them, John Thompson is not merely a coach, but also a teacher, father and best friend of each person.

Selected by the Boston Celtics in NBA Drat’s 25th pick in 1964, John Thompson became the main reserve player for the legendary Bill Russell at the time. He played two seasons for the team, winning two championships before suddenly retiring at the age of 25 to find a challenge in coaching.

A legendary NCAA coach

After 6 seasons of challenge at St. Joseph High School, Anthony set a record as a coach of 122 wins – 28 losses. He moved to a new position at Georgetown University, which contains the most glorious years of his career as a military.

Not only is Patrick Ewing’s enhancer, Alonzo Mourning, Dikembe Mutombo and Allen Iverson coming to the NBA arena, the late coach John Thompson is also an immortal monument of the Georgetown University basketball team with 596 wins – 239 losses NCAA championship only in the history of the team in 1984. He decided to retire in the middle of the 1998-1999 season after the troubles of his family.

The departure of coach John Thompson has made the basketball world more painful in 2020. They in turn have to see President David Stern, legendary Kobe Bryant, former star Clifford Robinson, legendary coach at NCAA Lute Olson must leaving life for different reasons in the previous period.