Legendary Georgetown Coach John Thompson Jr. Dies at 78
John Thompson Jr., the first Black basketball head coach to win the NCAA National Championship, has died at the age of 78.
Thompson passed away Sunday night. According to family, Thompson had been suffering from multiple health challenges.
Thompson coached at Georgetown University for 27 years, leading the Hoyas to their lone title in 1984.
This marks the second death of a college basketball legend in several days, with former Arizona head coach Lute Olson passing away three days prior.