John Thompson III releases statement on firing
John Thompson III was relieved from head coach at Georgetown on Thursday. He had led the Hoyas for 13 seasons, which included a trip to the Final Four in 2007. However his family name has been a part of the Hoyas for more than four decades dating back to when his father coached for 26 seasons.
Georgetown under the younger Thompson struggled over the recent years, missing the NCAA Tournament three of the last four. This past season capped back-to-back losing seasons with Thompson at the helm. Following his dismissal, he released a statement through his agent, David Falk, saying he was “honored” to be Georgetown’s head coach.
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Thompson will land on his feet, if he pursues coaching elsewhere. However, while critics felt Georgetown needed to make a change, it will be interesting to see how the Hoyas move forward without a Thompson leading the program.