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"coach thompson" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Radio, ESPN APP Sirius XM Channel 80. The game is now started, so we'll try to hang on to fit. See if we could keep him focused early in Thursday night football between the Chargers and the Raiders. I think we have a way to keep him focused. That's what our next guest has got Some interesting stuff to talk about Jesse Washington Joining us now on the shell Pennzoil performance side to talk about his new book, I came as the Shadow He co authored it with John Thompson. You can usually read a lot of Jessie's great work on the undefeated thanks much for joining us, Jesse, Let's just start. First of all. You joined us a little while ago and you came on and talked about this book. But for those who didn't hear, why did it mean so much for you to be a part of this? Coach Thompson is such Giant figure. And I mean that metaphorically and physically in basketball in Black America and in American history in general, so for me to be entrusted with telling his life story, which is so consequential, so unique, so impactful. It was. I felt like I had been asked to write a historical document, and I think that that's a lot of what this is. It's also rather rollicking yarn and painful and funny and triumphant, and there's tragedy in there, So it has it. All it Z. It was a tremendous experience, and I'm very grateful to have been asked to write this book with Coach Thompson. Jesse. I know we have a lot of the book will get into specifically, but I gotta ask with that being said in that mindset. Is it different? Do you feel a little pressure when you walk in and you you have so much respect for somebody and you understand what's at stake when you're writing their story? The pressure came at the beginning because Coach Thompson would say all the time and we got to get this right. We have to get this right. He would literally say that because it was that important to him to be understood. He wanted people to know why he did the things that he did. You know, he wanted people to know. Okay, these were my influences. So for all the people who were calling him paranoid and racist and too controlling and too demanding Well, the book lays it out. He got that from red are back. Nobody has a problem with red are back. He got that from Dean Smith. Everybody loves being Smith. But you know, when all of those qualities and coaching came in the John Thompson package fixed with 10 loud Dark skin. Very black. You know, then people had a problem with it. So the pressure came at the beginning. But once we got rolling and once, coach that, all right, you're doing a good job. Keep going. I like it. Then it just it all fell into place after that. Came as a shadow is the name of the book Jesse Washington 1 800..
"coach thompson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"I feel like we're a world away because I only hear you, You know you really I know I hear your voice all the time, but I never got to talk to you. We never talk anymore. You know, I thought What did I do? Roger. You're James interview. I thought, eh? He's big time now. Well, let's see. Everytime you are. You're tracking the story of our time, man. I mean, this is unbelievable. What? What's he talking about What you're talking about on BusinessWeek. Listen, I'm sure we're going to be touching a little bit of politics because we're going to Josh Green along with us to talk about the voters who are going to decide the election. We're also going to catch up. One the virus Penny Wheeler. She's the CEO out at a line of health in Minnesota. She's going to join us. Also, you may have seen that apples turning 75,000,005 G phones in this blitz that was a scoop on the Bloomberg We'll talk about that. And, Ah, you know, Allen Iverson. You know your your D C guy? Yeah. Coach Thompson pass away a legend. An icon Coast, the coach of Alonzo Mourning to come in the Tambo. And of course, my favorite all time athlete out arms. And you know, I was surprised you get LeBron I thought you have a I Yeah, You know, it's actually not for lack of trying. I was at Georgetown. Same time is Allen Iverson. Actually, it was a pretty tremendous didyou See him saying I did. I saw him play a number of times He was He's a special guy, Special guy, and I'm sure you've seen the clip. It's been all over social media of what he said to coach so it's incredible. It's It's snoozing..
"coach thompson" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Mac and Remembering icon I wanna thank Coach Thompson will save them. I like Thiss is SportsCenter all night. His Reynolds way are a couple of games into the conference semifinals in the East, but we're still not out of round one. In the West SportsCenter all night, ESPN radio ESPN app Serious except Channel 80 left quarter heart elevates and fires a three pointer rebound. We've got a game seven. The two most beautiful words and blows thunder back after 34 point Long lost Game five to win Game six. And with that we now have a second game seven this week in the N B a bubble. Jazz and Nuggets have a Game seven on Tuesday. It's here on ESPN radio. And now we'll see the thunder and rockets in the Game seven on Wednesday. Over the weekend. Yes, as the N BA returned to the court in Orlando, Rockets and Thunder have their Siri's tied to two, then Houston spanked Oklahoma City in Game five on Sunday Saturday Rockets a 34 point win. They took a three to Siri's lead. Game six Monday. Didn't go the same way. Neither team ever held a double digit lead. Oklahoma City did have Chris Paul leading the way against his former team, All isolated jab, steps swiped out. Backfires, a wing three for the ties our lives for something. It's like 98 Chris Paul with cold.
"coach thompson" Discussed on WTOP
"Four meteorologist Matt Ritter, just about everyone looking at a good old fashioned soaking 72 degrees in Washington. 5 41 John Thompson Jr was a gentle giant with an irrepressible strength that brought him to the heights of college basketball, and he took countless young athletes with him. Thompson was Georgetown's legendary coach who took the team from nowhere Ville to clinch the 1984 championship and he was the first African American to do it. Former Wizards TV play by play man and co host of the podcast on the road with Buck in Phil. Steve Buck Hands joins us Live to talk about Thompson his impact and legacy. He joins us live. Hey, Buck, how you doing? Good Hillary. How you doing? Very sad news to hear about the passing of Coach Thompson. Very sad. Really. Is what first struck you when you heard the news. Well, I did not know what kind of healthy was obviously he's he's you know, ageing, but hey, just Last time I saw him in the last few times. He just seemed like John Thompson full of life. So so, but I thought about All of the times that we interacted. I mean, he used to be on our show on Channel five. Every Sunday night, we would do a sports extra show. The 1st 15 minutes for highlights. The last 15 minutes was John Thompson and he would come to the TV station with Mary Finland, who, interestingly enough, you know when, when Thompson was hired, he demanded Tohave, an athlete and an academic adviser for his for his team. And he was the first person to do that. And Mary Finland was his academic advisor, and she she kept all of the players in line and and she was by his side all the time. So when he showed up at the TV station, Mary someone was with him. I mean, you will see her on the bench sat right next to him. So she had a big impact on him. And when he came to talk to us, you never knew what he was going to say. I mean, I would say to him, Coach what you want to talk about? I'd like to talk about, you know. Block charge foul in the in the game, and he'd say something like, Well, aren't you gonna ask me about Jimmy? The Greek? Aren't you gonna ask me about this subject? He wanted to talk about those things. Hey, wasn't afraid. I mean, but that's the way he was. Obviously, he was a bigger than life, a person who had an impact not only on this community, but nationally on the game of basketball, and I think the culture of our society can you describe that a little bit and how he helped change the literal face of college basketball? Well, he was listened. You'd be lying if you didn't say it was an imposing figure, both literally and figuratively. I mean, he was a big man, and he was intimidating to a lot of people. But that got your attention. And when he spoke, people listened, You know, he was like he had fought man. When he spoke. You listened to what he had to say, and the things he had to say, made a lot of sense. Not everybody agreed with them, but they made a lot of sense and they were impactful and he used his platform way back when before it was fashionable to do so. I mean, now everybody's using a platform. He was doing it back then, when he might have been the only guy speaking out to those kinds of things. But again, it made sense and people listened, and he made an impact. And he he changed a lot of things. And and if he didn't change it, at least he he got you to, you know, to wise up a little bit, and that's one of the things I loved about. It was just that. He was a wise man and I would love to sit and talk with him and just listen to what he had to say and and take it all in because he was one of those guys that just seemed to be smarter than the rest of us. Hey, Steve. Thank you so much. We really appreciate it. My pleasure, Hillary. Stay safe. You two former Wizards TV play by play man, Steve Buck Hance, 5 44. Sports at 15 and 45 brought to you by your local Honda Dealers Don't settle for less than a Honda. What's going on? George Wallace Day, Preston? Sorry, well, Georgetown University, the Washington D C area and the college basketball landscape mourn the passing.
"coach thompson" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"Working you know, what can you say? About that. But they also WANNA title in between Jay Big John and Fred got to hug together out of that one and Like I said, you can't ride the history of college basketball NBA player. Over great friends with Bill. Russell from days together with the Celtic. You. Know so much. So much. History of basketball flows through John Thomsen junior in so many ways, and here is definitely a big loss for sure. No doubt Yeah. The reaction coming in you know all morning long you know is from every corner of the world I mean it's political it's sports, it's pop culture it's everything This was this was a very important person in the history of sports and Beyond and tear point you cannot do a Ken Burns College basketball documentary without having a whole night certainly a massive you our on what Georgetown Basketball to the sport in the eighties and how it became this sort of counterculture anti-establishment. You know brand, you know and very popular. With Young Black America but it was massively crossover as well. Appeal because you know there were there were so many people that bought those starter Georgetown Jackets in had Georgetown at one point sold more about several. Then any college football team let alone all college basketball teams there for a couple of year period that shows how significant they were on sort. Of Pop. Culture landscape as well last thing before you run because Ben is getting ready to head into Fedex field for the teams practice I. Think you've been watching the NBA playoffs like I have this this dual between. Jamal. Murray for Denver for those of you who are not watching and Donovan Mitchell, for Utah is one of the great. battles scoring battles Mano a Mano that I think we've ever seen in the postseason I don't know if I'm exaggerating that I don't think. I. Am you know Jamal Murray here in this in the six games is averaging thirty four points per game. But in the last three, he's gone for fifty, forty, two and fifty in those games Donovan Mitchell in the same series. At this point. has also scored fifty plus different occasions. He's averaging thirty eight point seven in the series he's got a game of fifty seven game of fifty one in a game of forty four not in the history of the NBA post-season has there ever been a series at any point in the postseason were there have been four fifty point plus games in a series and it's been done in this one with just to players it's been amazing. I don't know if you've been staying up to watch it but where did Jamal Murray I, mean I knew Jamal Murray was good. Get me wrong had no idea that he had this kind of ability to score. This is sort of like the. The second tier series where like. I mean like the guys you just said both very good all-star level players but they're not You know the the NBA headliners but don't tell that to anybody who's actually watching the series I caught some of the game yesterday with Murray and there were a couple of stretches I saw. Where you can't name another player in the League who who could have scored on a better run than that guy was. He. He would have one stretch early in the game where he couldn't believe the runner that he had. I think to go any any look on his face like hell. Yeah. Look at that. I got game I. It's pretty fascinating. To to watch I, you know for Murray in particular Mitchell. got a pretty good reputation already. I. Feel like with Murray, especially, if they can come back and win this series, what isn't that three three, right? After being down three one, he can come back and win the series that especially at this clip and his his level goes way up in terms of you know where he fits into this league and It's been it's been fascinating I mean I don't know what the numbers say. I have to imagine scoring his way up in the bubble I would think because I keep seem only one it seems. Like we already had the dodgers game a few a few games ago had some other incredibly high scoring games I mean learn has had some insane ones PORTLAND. So it feels like. I'm taking a little bit of. A downgrading some of these scoring numbers because the. Defense incredibly right. But at the same.
"coach thompson" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"This guy seemed to give a crap about my existence when he saw me. Just, an unbelievable feeling, the kid who grew up rooting for this team and knowing that it is literal definition of living life and you know and it's still sad that's unfortunately You know he passed the. Know you and I are a little bit different I mean we're both from here in our huge basketball fans I was so much of born and raised as a Maryland Maryland family and rooting for Maryland rooting for Maryland during the left ears into the you know into the Gary Years and Georgetown Hugest. If you were super hardcore, either way was really hard to root for the other was this it was a rivalry even though they didn't play each other So my and I mentioned this earlier. But my you know my impressions of Georgetown you know before I got into broadcasting and before I got the job at nine eighty and got to know coach was I, hated, Georgetown. Couldn't stand Georgetown I couldn't stand the the, but it was a lot of jealousy and envy sort of combined together. Remember Maryland was the heavyweight and Georgetown took that mantle in the eighties in you know in stop playing Maryland and there was that that whole thing but as I mentioned earlier in the show, Ya getting to work with him for many years at the station, it was just such. Such a pleasure and such such a great experience in in I I, I loved you know as you said you know I can't tell you and I mentioned it earlier how many times I walked out out of the studio after Tom and I did the sports X. from twelve to two and he and doc in and and I'll start with an and then it was he dykes dock and Brian would be walking into the studio but how many times doc would come and he would always come in early to the studio and start. Setting shop usually, pretty disruptive in studio as we were still doing show and and Brian was hanging out in the bullpen, and then he'd walk in and then coach at least no less than two dozen times over the years he standing out there waiting for me and I walked out and I got my headphones I got my notes motherfucker what you said do it, and then we would get into it right there in the bullpen and then but he always like like I. Remember Doc early on saying to me he must you know? You're getting into one way or the other you're getting to them, which is a good thing, but we ended up having so many conversations on so many days where he'd be late walking into the studio to be on the air dock and and Brian would open it up, and then he'd walk in at two tanner. After arguing with me or debating something in the bullpen but God, I enjoyed being around him. He was so smart He was so bigger than life like as you as you described, there was just yours a charisma about him as well. I mean it was hard in his presence not to be attracted to him and not to like him and A giant a giant in this city, a giant in the sports world you know passed away last night he really did and you know you got to witness essentially him in his godfather role. You know in the boss role, you know with a couple of under bosses you know in a couple of captains running around. But when he was in some of those press conferences following the game or a practice and he would speak up everybody stopped and listened, right Oh yeah I mean without. Being over the top. It was like the Voice of God yeah I.
"coach thompson" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"He can ramp up quickly I. Guess that's a different conversation, but we haven't seen employees literally once by can't coin. So you that's an educated guess but it also sounds like you're leaning towards their you know not a confident about that either that this is not the situation they wanna be in at left tackle. Is that fair? Though it's tricky on the one hand, I would think no but they're not. They're also not doing anything about it. They haven't gone out and sign they signed. They needed a receiver at the beginning of camp. They signed Dontrelle Inman they have brought in a couple of guys I mean they. They did bring in some line like David Stein. Kind of looking at him Moseley like a camp body. But you know I'm not gonNA project pretend. Percents of whether he's worthy of the roster but not not a starter. So if they may feel comfortable with what they've seen at a Christian, I? Don't know that I would think that but you know especially with you know Haskins a quarterback hell even if it's if it's Alex Smith, that's even author story though. Until they make a move I'm assuming they feel comfortable with it but I can't sit here and say, I, have the same level of competence. Next question WHO's the other starting guard other than Brandon Sheriff. I think it's going to be West Martin You know he's got the most run now obviously West Weizer has been out yet for the most part of most of. The last couple of days they've also used the Jask are not one of these guys that they picked up. During, camp he was with the one a little bit they. Also, we're using a combination of chase reay and working center Keith is male at the center and the Guards Bob. So I guess that's all possible but West Martin's me is bad. They're the most I think the safest bet to out there you know. Evoke Okay and spots and you know I don't think he was bad last year either when he when he filled in for Chevrolet the year for that'd be that'd be my guess. I think I'm pretty confident that will they have a fullback in this offense and if so who is it? Definitely won't have a traditional fullback or they don't have one on the roster. But you know I i. so what I think is it's more of. These to back sets. But this is where the Gibson thing comes into play and maybe some degree mckissick because both of them have running back but also wide receiver skills and one of the points in my article was that and this was talked about by multiple coaches including offense coordinator at Memphis is that when you have Gibson on the seal, you can simultaneously line them up a receiver and four. Defenses to go to an extra defensive back because you're out there in that spot, but also you can quickly moving back into the backfield. Now you WANNA have a standard seven out there. So I, think I think that mismatch mismatch aspect is a real huge component for what they wanna do, and that's not again it's also mckissick who was originally it was ever now plays back and it plays into running. Back I I think this is a big deal. I don't think I'll fullback over say I obviously they probably keep three tight ends. Then you can see one of them in in that deposits different formations but I think it's a lot of two backs ads trying to confuse the defense as to what's actually it's going to be passed through the first three weeks of the season who leads in tight end snaps. Pretty confident. Logan Thomas I, mean he's the only one that I feel. About where right now, he's been interesting the red zone threat the last couple of days with Wayne asking them. You know again I don't know he's really starting tight end and this lead based on what he's done dating answer would definitely be no but you know based on what's here it doesn't I mean Marcus. Ball. has been running a lot with the tooth. And gotten some work for the start of I guess. But you know I still struggle to imagine that this guy who was under appetite a couple of years ago didn't play last injury you know is legitimately battling.
"coach thompson" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
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"coach thompson" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"If you use my Promo Code Kevin DC. All right a few personal stories that I wanNA share with you. I you know the the guys that you really want to hear from on a day like today or Doc Walker and Brian Mitchell in Al Kokin in cj who is on the radio show the guy that really cj almost family member with the thompsons but they really had the day to day I was just lucky enough to sort of be there in the same building with him every day. But I, think you know one of the things that. I think. I connected with him on is I think he always appreciated that I wasn't you know making it is if I was something I, wasn't when it came to being a college basketball fan I made it very clear. You know I didn't I wasn't Georgetown Fan. I'm still to this day not a Georgetown Fan I'm John Thompson Fan but it took me a while to get there but I was Maryland Fan I remember one of the first conversations we had he's like he just said to me said I know who you root. For, and you made it very, very clear. We are on opposite sides and he just smiled he said Nah I love your passion for it and I'm glad you're not bullshit and and trying to bullshit me and I said, well, I wouldn't do that as I said I, love the way your teams played, but I was not a fan of Georgetown and he said and I wasn't a fan of Maryland or the ACC because you have to remember the ACC was the Blueblood conference the big east was the upstart it was hard. For them you know early on to get traction and in the market Maryland by virtue of first of all lefty building a power before John Built. Power Georgetown. But really just the numbers alone Maryland's got you know thirty thousand Undergrad and a lot of those alums are still in the in the area and Georgetown's alum base is all over the country and all over the world and didn't come from here necessarily and you know I think there was always that battle you know but coach always said I'm not building A. Local program I'm building a national program but I remember a couple of specific things about coach i. mean we got into several. We had a bullpen area outside of the main studio where we would all you know many times hang out and and bullshit and eat and whatever and many times he and I would would. We'd have a conversation are occasionally happen in the studio but usually was out in the bullpen and I remember I did one of my rants on Maryland should be playing Georgetown every year it's a rivalry that. Should be played not you know not played and I made all of my points on white should be played and I walked out of the studio and he just looked at him he said. You're wrong and I said, why am I wrong and he said when we played that game in nineteen ninety-three USAir arena, which was the first time in thirteen years at Maryland Georgetown played a game that Russ Potts, the big promoter put together. The made for television game the day after the morning after Thanksgiving actually on a Friday November it was Gary Williams. First big win at Maryland they they won on a Duane simpkins shot in overtime and I was there and I was there with Scott Van Pelt my brother and if it few others I think it was I will never forget that day was one of the most exciting winds for Maryland because it had been several years since they were really in the limelight. They're coming off probation the whole thing and he said when we played that game, he said it wasn't even sold out and that was the basis for him saying that it wasn't worth it that there wasn't you know as the as big of a market from Maryland Georgetown every year as I thought there was and I said coach I said that game was played at a you. Know, the day after Thanksgiving at eleven am in the morning Maryland was coming off probation and a year in which they went to and fourteen in the ACC. Now it was Joe Smith and Keith booths. First game nobody knew with Joe Smith was going to become and it wasn't sold out. That's true. But the capital center held nineteen thousand, thirty, five something like that, and there were about. Seventeen thousand nine hundred you know it was like maybe fourteen hundred or something like that. You know eleven hundred short of a sellout and I said that was on a Friday morning at eleven am I said, don't tell me that this game isn't played on a Saturday night. You know this Saturday we're army plays Navien College football in early December, and play at one year coal and play at. One year down at Verizon Center they we won't you split the tickets if you want to but it sold out every year and it's a national TV deal and he said he goes on you could tell he never wanted that game remember the way he scheduled early in the year. When he was the coach, you know Saint Leo's in Saint, Francis in Hawaii he low in all those. That non conference schedule that used to get mocked but I remember that he loved very often my takes on Mondays after Skins Games but he also He would also make fun of me for all of the clock management stuff when I would you need deep into the minutia of Jay Gruden Clock Management Gaffe and I'll never forget when he said to me says and I trust me this was a term of endearment but he would refer to people at times is m efforts he would say you know your mother Motherfucker and Ask Never Forget. You. Crumble under the pressure. If you know you got the answers right now it's easy but if you were on that sideline and we laughed and laughed and I said no I, don't think so I think I'd do it in dock was laughing but anyway he loved that I was a coach because he would say to me every once in a while. He would say the reason I love listening to you and not some of the others is because you're out there doing I remember he would say that you're out there coaching. You know what you're talking about th there I mentioned the lunch with a legend that we did with him. That was a thrill but the biggest thrill for me came outside of. The studios where we did have many. Debates. In discussions in that bullpen, but I'll never forget I was coaching. I think it was my it was my younger son Steam and we were coaching the old Silver Spring Boys and girls club in Silver Spring. Right up there. a right out there off force Glen Road off the Beltway and And that was a great place Some of you may remember it it really competitive Weekend Fall Basketball League fall, and spring. Actually it was it was a supplement to winter and those that were playing high level AAU would would leave you know in the spring sometimes, but would be back there with another team we played in the fall definitely Morning Sunday mornings. It was just a great atmosphere. You know hamburgers and hot dogs being cooked early in the morning and and a small gym but you know small. Set stands to sit in and I'll never forget one of those mornings and it turned out that I probably coached. A couple of times with him, but the first time with him there. But the first time it was probably like a Saturday or Sunday morning in the fall and we're out there in the team I'm coaching we're going through warm ups and then I see coach walk into the building. And I was in discussion with somebody and I didn't have a chance to go over and say hello to him and then I realized that he was there to see his son Ronnie's kid play. Ronnie had a son who good athlete and at that point Ronnie Son I think it was like a year younger but was playing up on. A team and anyway the game starts we get to halftime and I do remember what happened in that game. We we won the game and we won the game I think pretty handily and We're at halftime and I'm sitting there I got the kids around me and my son Says Dad coach Thompson's walking this way and I look and he's Starting to walk across the.
"coach thompson" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"Early, that year at the armory against Maryland a game that's very famous for lefty and John Getting into a verbal altercation at the scores stable where they mft each other and they stay they stay that. Was it that series ended on that night at the Armory Georgetown won the Game Buck Williams didn't play in the game but what happened was the NC double a. tournament later that Spring Seated Maryland Second Georgetown third in the Eastern Region and they played in a sweet sixteen game in one of the most hyped local sporting events that you'll if you were alive or around for that, you'll remember the buildup from you know the weekend until the sweet sixteen game, which is either on a Thursday or Friday night was tremendous locally. J- Maryland was the favourite. They thought most people thought they were the higher seeded team. Most people thought well, that early game that they lost Georgetown Buck Williams didn't play in it but Georgetown won the game and really won the game handily and. That year they they went on. Ironically, their next game was an elite eight game against Lute Olson who just passed away the Other Day Lute Olson was coaching Iowa at the time, and I will beat Georgetown by a point in the elite eight game in the nineteen eighty elite eight, and then you know then it was two years later, Patrick arrives and Georgetown ends up winning the National Championship in eighty four losing to North Carolina and eighty two on a shot by Michael Jordan. As, a freshman in the superdome and then they lost that famous game where Villanova shot seventy seven percent from the floor. You know like ninety percent in the second half and shock Georgetown in that in that nineteen eighty, five, final, sixty, six, sixty, four. What's really interesting and I mentioned I didn't like Georgetown Maryland. Fan in the eighties but I love watching them play and I loved the physical play of the Big East and Georgetown and Thompson did something that real very. Few teams doing but nobody did what they did the way they did it they full court press you and they were physical and they were swarming and they were relentless and teams weren't used to that and they had talent and they had waves of defensive players coach D. recruited great defense. He'd put in a long arm guys like Billy Martin on the inbounds pass and then the ball would come in and they'd swarm it and pressure it and they would kill people I mean. You know he made a comment, one cj was telling me on the radio this morning and I don't remember this comment that he made a comment that basically the intimidation factor of them defensively with their pressure was basically a five point lead to beginning game. Now I think you know I I mentioned this earlier in the morning, I? Think the reason Villanova beat him in the end. The eighty five final is because you know the teams that got used to Georgetown style, the Big East teams. I don't think anybody else in the country, but a big East Team Beats Georgetown at eighty five. You know they were used to it. They knew what was coming they had played against it Y-. Saint John's was in that final four to Georgetown beat Saint John's in the semi's and then beat Vila and then lost to Villanova in the final but the style of play and the intimidation factor in their play created an incredible brand. You know there was the Hoya Paranoia thing where you know they they were really difficult with the Media Tej pig John was not media-friendly. Those that he had a relationship within the media, you know we're talking and I'm listening to a lot of the stories at various people like Stephen, a Smith and Michael Wilbon and others are are telling in. You know those that he had relationship with he was fine. But you know you talk about guarded you talk about secretive you talk about not giving away anything competitively I mean that was Georgetown basketball and he was just an incredible of figure overseeing that program twenty six and a half seasons he retired early in the ninety. Nine Ninety eight ninety nine season, five, hundred, ninety, six wins, twenty times out of twenty six seasons full seasons in the tournament. All right. went to the final four three times lost to NCW finals after being in three actual finals, he went to the elite eight you know in that eighty year lost delude Olsen they lost in eighty seven to how that the providence team I think that was the providence team in eighty seven and then in eighty nine lost his Szumowski and Duke in the elite. and then got to the elite eight, ninety, five, ninety, six with Iverson they you know. So he was I mean, the Georgetown was just every year in year out, you know a threat to go deep into the tournament even in the six years where he wasn't in the NC Double A. Tournament four of those years where the nit in to those were nit when the nit was a big deal in the seventies But what a career coaching but I think the thing about coach Thompson as a coach and you're hearing a lot of that today is just the relationships in the mentoring and the educating in the taking care of in making these players after he promised those parents who would take care of a making them, his responsibility and the graduation rate through the roof at Georgetown for his players and the opportunities that he gave these players in just all of the various videos and shot so many with his his arm draped around one of his players whether was Alan Iverson her Patrick Ewing. Mourning or famously Fred Brown after Fred Brown in the eighty two title game against North Carolina against his very close friend Dean Smith he coached with Dean Smith on the seventy six Olympic team. He was dean. Smith's Assistant Coaching Dean were very tight and Dean Smith got his first title against Georgetown after Jordan hit that shot with sixteen seconds to go and then Georgetown comes up and Fred Brown's the point guard and. In the peripheral in his periphery, he picks up a body thought it was Georgetown player goes to throw it to him. It's James Worthy and the game is over in. Georgetown loses in he's got his arm around Fred Brown comforting him in that moment, and then of course when they want it there was a massive hug between Fred Brown and John Thompson two years later know coaching at Georgetown. King of giving people second chances I mean the Iverson Michael. Ram. On the the the list goes on and on and on. He really believed in in second chances for players and It was He knew he he had a way of communicating and relating to and was so smart and so thoughtful. But also so empathetic, you know I I I'll I'll talk out share some personal stories here with you in a moment but I think one of the things that I. The one of the things that was so important about him was that he was just a tremendous leader and leaders have this gift of being able to communicate, and there was no doubt that he was a phenomenal communicator. He was a charismatic communicator in so many ways you know he was larger than life at six foot ten but had this. You know very warm way about him. But also when he got angry there was a lot. There was no mistaking what he was but what you know how we felt, but he's a great communicator he rules and he very much lived by the law of sort of dictatorship like that was him. You know he was he very much. You know sort of fancied himself to be a dictator that was his management style. But with that said, he had you know great empathy which is so important in in a great leader he had that in spades he really did It was it was great to be around him It really was an I'll share a couple of personal with you here in a moment after I tell you. About my bookie mybookie right now is gearing up for football season, but you don't have to wait until football season because they're doing a great job right now with the hoops and with hockey and anything else that you're betting on they've got they got figured out right now. So What I want you to do is I want you to go to mybookie DOT AG. You're going to be looking for a spot to wager or second spot to way drift. You've already got a first.
"coach thompson" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"And they are considered still buy those that really no high school basketball. The Archbishop Carroll teams coached by Bob Dwyer in the nineteen late nineteen fifties with John Thompson Monk Malloy, and Tom Hoover and George left which and John Austin or considered considered to be the greatest that team is considered a lost one time in three years it's considered to be the greatest high school team in High School Basketball History and Matha had a lot of really good teams and you know, and then in recent years, some of these basketball factory schools whether it's Oh kill or others had great teams but that Carol team. Most people will tell you was the greatest high school team ever assembled big John was was a part of that team went to providence played with the Celtics is I mentioned and then and then got into coaching. You know we had a couple of years there in with the Celtics and one two rings backed up Bill Russell who remains to this day and was a good friend of coaches and then in Nineteen Sixty six he started coaching high school basketball at Saint Anthony's in DC and turn them into a power a local powerhouse, and there was a rivalry with Morgan wootten in demand. That was very intense I can remember doing these lunches with legend shows that Tommy and I did together we did I, don't know a dozen to a dozen and a half or so of these shows we would we would do it at Morton's on Connecticut. Avenue downtown sell. Tickets to it and my most I. I mean I've got three or four letter the most memorable certainly doing it with coach in Tommy? Wasn't there that day but I got to sit there for two hours with coach Thompson, and it was such a thrill and it was my favorite among my two or three favorite ones I. I'd have to say it was my favorite all the lefty one was the most fun I've ever had and Gary was great and it will bond and Jim Palmer and and and sunny was phenomenal Tommy and I loved the the. Lunch with a legend that we did with with sunny, which was probably only four or five years ago But Anyway on never forget doing with Morgan wootten and when we got done the next day when I walked out of the studio after the next day show, there was coach waiting for me and he he am eft me one upside one the other for not knowing some things about Morgan wootten he. They had a tremendous rivalry and would he he kept saying that store? He told you about you know the game that we were GonNa play at Howard that got moved Coalfield House. That was bullshit man that he got into Morgan claimed that he was one of the first people to figure out that fouling at the end of the game was the only way to get the ball back and making people shoot free throws and. Coach Morgan wootten had a tremendous rivalry personal rivalry. From his days at Saint Anthony's and I don't know if a player ever went to Georgetown I don't know if that's I maybe one or two, but not not not many if any but then he went to Georgetown and he took a team that was three and twenty, three and nineteen, seventy one and he turned this elite Upper Tier academic institution institution that had had primarily white basketball teams and John Thompson gets hired and he comes in and he turns this. Thing around and he turned around in a hurry his first two years he goes he goes twelve and fourteen second year. He's five hundred case from three and twenty three the year before he got there, twelve, twelve and fourteen, thirteen and thirteen, and then he's in the NC, double A. Tournament in the seventy four, seventy, five season I mean amazing he before Georgetown join the Big East Oh he was good friends with Dave Gavin the founder of the Big East in. Georgetown and John Thompson's presence at that point and then in the nineteen seventy-nine going into the seventy nine, eighty season was paramount to the biggies the hoyas had gone to three or five NC double A. Tournament's They were winning more than twenty games. A year with coach would totally turned that program around with two key early recruits, Craig Shelton and John Bibby. dern from Dunbar I'm he created that Dunbar connection in DC any created that Dunbar connection in Baltimore Bob Wade's teams in Baltimore with. Obviously, David Wingate, and Reggie Williams. A CJ was reminding me of the New Orleans recruiting connection the et he had so many players in that pipeline from Louisiana. But when they join the big east in a with, he is a founding member of the Big East. The Big East became just an incredible brand sports. You Know College basketball was in its hay days in the eighties and the Big East was the ACC in the big East I mean. The big ten was good. Don't get me wrong at great years but it was a battle who's better the Big East this year, the ACC, this year and you know in this area, we had the ACC with Maryland and left Dresell and then eventually Gary Williams, and Georgetown had John Thomson and it was the two leagues. You know it was it was it was wild because DC was the only market really for. The the years that John Thompson was in the big east that had both a big east end in a C. C program at the height you could argue the height of college basketball was the eighties I. Mean The popularity of the sport was really you know almost second to the NFL you know at that point it was massive the tournament became a must watch event but college basketball in the Regular season was super popular and Georgetown. became you know really when they recruited Patrick Ewing prior to the eighty, one, eighty, two season and then went to the finals three at four years that Patrick was their winning national championship in Nineteen eighty-four Georgetown became pretty much the brand you know I mean there was North Carolina and Duke in Kansas and Ucla and Kentucky, and then there was Georgetown and Georgetown was. Coach, Thomson I mean you've now? I, mean there are very few universities with sports programs were you say one person's responsible for why most people know about that university and that's Georgetown John Thompson now everybody a lot of people obviously knew of Georgetown as the incredible academic institution in DC but John Thompson may Georgetown a household name for so many more and became really the most famous most important person in the you know in the promotion of that university and it became you know a very anti establishment almost counter culture brand, but it was but it had tremendous crossover it wasn't just African Americans or black young black people that love Georgetown I had so many friends that. Loved Georgetown that were white they were rough and tumble the teams that he coached Georgetown it. So I hated Georgetown as a born and raised Maryland fan in Maryland family. You know if you were hardcore Maryland it was tough to root for Georgetown. It was a rivalry even though they didn't play for thirteen years during nineteen eighty to nineteen ninety-three because of this tremendous, you know rivalry between even though there is respect between lefty drizzle and John. Thompson but I you know I couldn't stand Georgetown Maryland was you know pretty much the heavyweight program through the seventies and then into the early eighties and then Georgetown beat Maryland in the sweet sixteen at the spectrum in nineteen eighty in. Philadelphia and it was it part of a of of a year in which they played twice Georgetown one twice and Georgetown stop playing Maryland and left. He'd played John All the way up until that point always given them the opportunity to play Maryland was the heavyweight seventies in this area Maryland was top ten program in the seventies and Georgetown beat him in the sweet sixteen after a game..
"coach thompson" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"Them that I sent you. You want it you need it. It's what everyone's talking about the Kevin Sheehan show now here's Kevin. Ben Standing will join us in a few minutes. We'll get caught up on everything that happened with the football team over the weekend and get Ben's guesses on the roster as we are now less than two weeks away from opening day. Amazing two weeks from today, we'll be doing a recap. Of the opening game against the Philadelphia Eagles, I'm going to spend the first part of the show today talking about coach John. Thompson who passed away last night at the age of seventy eight years old a giant in coaching a giant in life in such an interesting person and influential person to be around and I was lucky enough to be around him for a short period of time when he was working in radio at nine eighty. It wasn't a lot of time that I spent guys like walkers and Brian Mitchell alcock in and CJ Chris Johnson who produced him for all those years Chuck Sapienza who is the program director and also produce coach for a few years there they spent you know every single day and lots of conversations with him for the rest of us that worked at the radio station. We were lucky to have been there when he was there his show for many years followed. To show that I did with Tommy and middays Tommy and I did the sports fix from twelve to two, and then coach would come in with doc and Brian or or Al and and and Doc Al Kokin dock and would follow up that show from two to four man I, think about it a two hour radio show that was it was so easy three hours is is probably the perfect amount of time four hours of done for hours before as well. Can Get a bit a bit long but back, then the lineup we you know an affiliate of ESPN radio. So we ran Mike and Mike in the morning from six to ten except on Mondays following, you know Redskin Games, I would host Monday morning quarterback with Andy Poland from six to ten during those during those years. Then Tony's radio show would go ten to twelve, which by the way I was a part of that radio show so I would get in. About eight eight, fifteen because that show got recorded then Tommy and I did our show from twelve to two than coaches show followed from two to four but there was always a hello as he was entering the studio and I was exiting Tommy and I were exiting many times however. There was conversation often a debate. Sometimes, you know a healthy if not heated argument. And I'm going to share some of those stories with you in a moment. The personal stories that I have is on days like today it's obviously about the person and reflecting on their life, and in this particular case, not only his life but his in his brilliant and very influential coaching career but you also want some stories interspersed that are personal. I mean I had a chance to spend some time in work in the same building with him for. About eight, nine years, and There were several several moments in conversations that I will never forget but you know I for those that most of you are familiar with this career, but it really was an amazing. You Know Basketball Coaching career I mean you know first of all, he grew up in this area grew up as a DC native went to. Archbishop Carroll in in Northeast and participated as a key starter on one of the greatest. If not the greatest high school basketball teams in high school basketball history, I think some of you know this, but you know this city for a long. Period of time you know before it ended up with an NBA team in NHL team Major League Baseball team in NFL team when he was in high school and in college, he went to the providence before coming back before going to the NBA and then coming back and coaching at Saint Anthony's I in high school, and then taking the Georgetown job in seventy two. But you know the the conversations that I've had with my father and you know my uncle over the years and my aunt over the years and friends you know and you know other older people over the years is you know they always? Remind me that you know in the nineteen fifties and sixties in particular high school basketball was huge in this city. It was front page sports section. Washington Post big. You know there was the football team there were the senators but there wasn't an NBA team Maryland hadn't yet become. You know what they would become under lefty drizzle in the early Seventies Thompson. You know the was I playing in the NBA with the Celtics backing up Bill Russell and winning two championship rings read our back being one of his all time influences in life and but high school basketball basketball general has always been so big. In the city and I think many of you know that but not all of you understand that it is still to this day one of the top two or three high school basketball areas in the country there is no doubt about it. Most of you know this for those that don't Prince George's county has more NBA players from pg county than any other county in the country they did a documentary on it. Recently, it's in the water it was titled It was a Kevin, durant production company, documentary, and It's just been such a phenomenal youth in high school basketball area for so long in. The NBA team having had many more down years in good years. College basketball's always been more popular than the NBA in this town Maryland in Georgetown in particular, having both been national championship teams and. Empower houses at any given time, and of course, Georgetown came from nowhere with coach building up that program. You know he played on that Carol Team, the Carol Teams in the late fifties into nineteen sixty I think was his final year in high school I believe that's right..
Legendary Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson Jr. dead at 78
"For you is a sad one. The death of the legendary Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson Jr. You heard them mention that on CBS News Just a minute ago, John Thompson Jr were 78. Thompson wasn't just the Hall of Fame basketball coach over 27 years of Georgetown. He was a cultural force from a pure basketball standpoint. Thompson took over Georgetown in 1972 after the team finished with just three Winds. From there, he built the program into a powerhouse. He became the first black coach to win a national championship in 1984. But the voice of the Maryland Terrapins, Georgetown's rival, Johnny Holliday, says he was quite the figure off the court. I put I always referred to him as the gentle, giant and awesome, towering figure that imposing figure that I think a lot of people misunderstood. But I always found coach Thompson to be accessible to be courteous to be nice and paid such a great street for young people not only academically but also athletically to be successful in life and what he did. I don't think anybody at this point can measure the impact he had on young people memorably walked off the floor right before a game in 1989 to protest and rule. Denied athletic scholarships to students who didn't reach certain requirements. We'll have more on Thompson in sports and 15 and
"coach thompson" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA
"Car insurance. Wildcats are at a fight here. Early at twelve ten advantage for Villanova with eleven fifty nine remaining in the first half. It's been a concerted effort by Xavier to get into the paint. They've outscored Villanova eight six in the paint with six of those coming from all Scruggs from hankins and from tyrod Jones, meanwhile, Fedorova it's gonna mix Bill booth with five Eric Haskell with five and city space with a pair. But very obvious that the pace of this gave us something that concerns. Travis steal the head coach of Xavier because he's been very deliberate with his attack. Coach Thompson walks the ball up the floor every time he'd really liked to limit. The opportunities going over has on the offensive infrastructure. Will you code intelligence? You know, I like with both teams really because you haven't seen many ill-advised shots you ever seen people trying to impress people by stepping back and taking threes. And I'm not opposed to the threes. Just as opposed to the us intelligence agencies knows that they don't want going over to regain the confidence that it would have from being. So they to be. It's going to be interested in the later. We get mcginnis with freedom grows. Everybody get away from the emotions of the environment. You really see the real temperamental before we resume play. Both teams about ready to break huddle. Let's pause ten seconds for station identification. This is Westwood One. Your home for conference championship waste, download the.
"coach thompson" Discussed on Kingpins
"Seats for every match the Georgetown Hoyas were just practicing today, but rifle didn't mind he's spotted his childhood friend. John Turner, who was in the starting lineup another friend Alonzo Mourning ran onto the court. He smirked at rifle and came over for a handshake morning and Turner weren't a part of Rafe -als crew. But they ran with them sometimes spending rifles money like they were the ones making it as practice came to an end the coach John Thompson called Raeffel over. He wanted to speak to him in his office. Alone. Everyone in town new rifle was a drug Lord. He never hid his money. He openly flaunted it in this neighborhood. You got that kind of cash doing one thing and one thing only. Raeffel had become something of a folk legend in the DC community both loved and hated respected and feared coach Thompson was in the latter camp. He started off nicely asking Raeffel to steer clear of his team. He told rifle that morning and Turner had a real shot at the NBA associating with Raeffel could land them in high water grateful just laughed. They were his friends. He wasn't going to abandon them. And they wouldn't abandon him the coach stood up. He told rifle to stay away from his players and warned him that he wasn't going to have this conversation again rifle was shocked. No one had ever confronted him. Like this before he knew he was a criminal. But he wasn't a bad influence from his perspective. He was doing more good than harm for the community. Refill thought he'd keep hanging around with Turner and morning as if he'd never even met the coach, but when he reached out his old friends. Ignoring his calls coach Thompson had threatened both players with being kicked off the team. If they were caught spending time with Raeffel to them, college and basketball stardom were more appealing than the life of a drug dealer. Refill rushed it off. He told his friends that he understood their dreams came first, but deep down he was terrified. If his oldest friends had turned on him. Who else could in retrospect Raeffel decided the separation was a good thing. He was twenty four years old. He didn't need is childhood friends. Now, he had more time to focus on his business. It had been six years since Raeffel started dealing drugs full-time, he already ran the biggest drug network in DC, but he couldn't let himself stagnate over the next few months. He stopped spending so much time at the club with his crew and rededicated himself to his enterprise. The operation was already running pretty smoothly. Raeffel had a cocaine hookup direct from Columbia the product came into L A Raeffel flew out to negotiate and then to keep his hands clean his crew handled the payment and shipping back the supply the cocaine bricks would make their way to DC by you haul truck when they arrived stashes were placed in safe houses around the city. The cutting in bagging was done entirely by raffles family. The only ones he fully trusted.
"coach thompson" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"And I can't say enough about him was Dean Smith Dean Smith was one of those humanitarian who who I had a great relationship with another guy. John Thompson, John Thompson, you know. I I would catch John coach Thompson in tournaments, but he knew I was an educator and he was an educator as well. He demanded that his players go to class get an education and so on. So we had that commonality another guy that I was close to coach Cheney same thing. You look at the parallel of what I'm saying. It was all about education with these guys. It was about where they tough torn bet you those guys were tough. But guess what? At the core of what they were about. It was the holistic approach to an individual get an education being a better person not being necessarily like me like them. But making it's such that you can go on whether you used to see as an athlete or not you could could succeed in life. And that's what those guys were all about another guy that I absolutely am very close to. And that's Tom Izzo for Michigan state. Another guy this basketball situation, we're dealing with across the country right now. The game itself. The sport that game is a good hands because of the great athletes that are plan and the F Luttig schism of these kids are so great today. So that's good. But the enterprise needs to.
"coach thompson" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"The tournament on the tournament today and also be courtside with coach thompson and kevin kugler at the final floor hari clark terrific great aren't cosponsoring glad to be whipped be glad to have the bill that now we get ready for basketball on tuesday all that talking is now done i guess until with dwell accept between now tuesday but what what what is your biggest surprise when you got that field and you know the out wonder w when you consider the number of ended up rubric or being considered for the lab but then that syracuse pound his way into the bill but again a mild surprise because became they work compared to us city arizona state made their way of actually looking forward to that matchup between those two things verizon's stayed in syracuse uh but with you i probably i didn't quite their name on a number of the uh speculation brackets that are kind of peak that but other than that and one other thing maybe michigan moving up to the three line um they played extremely well of late now i straight wins on a very impressive run to the big ten tournament championship uh but we all these things that perhaps uh stood out to me based on uh what we have acknowledged his happen in a pious with the number one seed be unafraid i think that this is the hardest playoff two final full of any in in any chairmanship tariff seen the we hill photo number one seed based on a parody we talk about the top echelon but the lower echelon teams are nothing but a number because they're just stable what's your reaction to number one getting to the final four male yeah i tell you you you you make a great point called in that.
"coach thompson" Discussed on Courtside with Seth Greenberg
"I think it's really different i think that to me tommy amoco would be a guy that can bridge that gap he's a terrific communicator he's from that northern virginia maryland metro dc area he's got tremendous background in history whether it's cutting his teeth at seat all or michigan or on what he's been able to accomplish at harvard more importantly i think he he's he could be neutral he could walk in and let's face it whoever gets at job you're not going to have big john on your side but you surely don't need him against you and i think that great point a guy like tommy abbaker i think he could he could bridge that gap it's not like coach thompson's going to be going out and speaking on your behalf but you should want anything the other direction uh pat would obviously be a homerun uh but pat would have to understand what the job entails and the job entails it's basically twenty four seven seven days a week twelve months a year it's not just recruiting its fund raising its mentoring it's academic support its compliance it's it's uh you know it's practice coaching it's game coaching it's you know there's so many the business of college basketball is so exhausting in very much a different business than the business of the nba and how quickly a guy like patrick could transition would be a question could put together the right staff uh so i i again i patrick look the coaching part the teaching part patch look he'd have no problem.