The college basketball world awoke with a jolt of sadness Monday morning, as it was announced that legendary Georgetown Hoyas basketball coach John Thompson Jr. passed away overnight at the age of 78.
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
The Thompson family released a statement a short time ago.