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"River. Technology decisions aren't black and white. Think red 11 15. Tobin Raby. Alright, can we'll start with the NFL Washington football team getting set to face the Dallas Cowboys tomorrow on Thanksgiving, both teams three and seven on the year at the winner tomorrow will sit alone and top the NFC East Washington safety douches Er Everett ruled out for a second straight week. Meanwhile, former Washington offensive line coach Jim Hannifin has died at the age of 87 often was the head coach of the same Louis Cardinals in the 19 eighties before succeeding Jew Joe Bugle in Washington head often served as Washington's O line coach from 1993 96 was part of the Super Bowl winning coaching staff in 1991 college basketball. Despite several cancelations and postponements across the country, the season is underway. Maryland took care of their home opener 85 67 over Old Dominion and for head coach marked URGENT. It was fun. It was fun to be back out there. It was taken away from us rightfully so last year, and you know it's just fun to play a game. You know, we know every day that we play a game. It's a it's a blessing. Maryland's next game is Friday against Navy. The Midshipmen one their opener 78 71 over George Washington on the hilltop George Counter winner over U. N. B. C 72 62 at the newly named John Thompson Court and McDonough Arena and despite standing at just 5 FT five soccer legend Diego Maradona was a giant in his sport, widely considered one of the greatest soccer players of all time. Maradona has died from cardiac arrest. He was known as the Golden Boy. He captained Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title where he was the tournament's leading score. Maradona was 60 And Ray b w T o P Sports coming up after traffic and weather Montgomery County asking residents to redouble their efforts to stay safe in relation to cove in 11. 17 Bonzo No. One John No. One a Santa Ana Sarah..

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Fresh update on "john thompson" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

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00:52 min | 13 hrs ago

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"Plenty of new protocols in place as a fresh college basketball season gets underway around the country for Maryland. No fans in attendance today for their opener in college Park and head coach marked urgent Admitting there was plenty of pregame confusion on his sideline still headlines, But it was, I'll use the word unique instead of weird, you know, not shaking hands with the coaches. You're just waving at him and aren't we were so messed up. It's starting line. Ups. Our guys didn't know They're allowed to touch each other, so it's different really is, But once they got to the basketball itself, Terrapins looked very comfortable. They beat Old Dominion 85 67 junior guard, Erika yell a team high 19 points in the Maryland win Elsewhere, playing on the newly named John Thompson court, Georgetown held off you, NBC 72 62 Navy and fourth ranked Virginia also winners in their season openers, and I felt Washington football team in Dallas. Spray Thanksgiving Day showdown against the Cowboys, both teams three and seven on the year, but the winner tomorrow will sit alone atop the NFC East. Meanwhile, multiple outlets reporting former Washington offensive line coach Jim Hanifen has died at the age of 87 Hannifin was the head coach of the ST Louis Cardinals in the 19 eighties before succeeding Joe Bugle in Washington and often served as Washington's O line coach from 1990 through 96 was part of the Super Bowl winning coaching staff in 1991 Ben Ray b w T o P. Sport, get that full forecast ahead here on w. T. O P and then warehouse in South Texas that was used to detain migrant Children in chain link cages is shutting down. But is that forever or just temporarily stay with us at 9 47? You've put off taking care of your dental health long enough because of your fear of the dentist at the.

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08:48 min | 2 months ago

"john thompson" Discussed on The Lead

", what was it like for you to cover John Thompson and the Hoyas as a young reporter? ? What were your interactions with him like? ? It was. . You know it was an education <hes> was twenty, , three, , twenty, four , years old and that was my first beat but John was a handful. . As you can imagine, , and he controlled everything we control the player access you controlled access to himself and draw the program, , and so John was someone that you <hes>. . You had to kind of meet on his terms. . Can you describe he was six foot ten? ? He was just this literally and figuratively massive figure. . Can you describe what it? ? was like to be in his presence well, , I mean look any six, , ten, , three, hundred, , , pound guy is going to have a certain amount of power to him. . You know he wasn't nimble I won't say he was Nimble but he certainly had the meeting of former athlete and you know he had a big loud booming voice nothing had happened by accident I had no intentions of being a basketball court. . I. . Wanted To be a teacher basically social worker kind of person freelance. . Knew. . How to use his size and his voice to great effect and I, , was not the recipient of John's paint peeling yelling as as the players often were but they will tell you that there was just there was just nothing like it when he really was angry and was coming after you about a mistake, you , made a decision you made. . He certainly tilted the room when he came in when their buzzer went off and they said it's over. . We didn't stay up and down the hallway and talk with people kissing is just so we can get a good article written about us he coach during the glory days of the Big East what do you remember most about his team's and just the style and the way that they played? ? Well, , the frenetic full court pressure was their thing. . To set up an impressed. . Retract. . Very physical teams anybody that came into the pink dot hit, , and that's just the way that they had always played. . Here. . And that leads to a lot of confrontations. . A couple of pretty bad fights. . But a lot of grabbing and holding things like that. . And that's just the way that they had always played in obviously worked for them. . David you're born and raised DC. . Can you talk about what John? ? Thomson and the Georgetown Program? ? Men's to people in DC and in particular to black basketball fans in the city DC was like a lot of cities in the eighties dealing with a lot of different stuff that was that was very difficult. . The year is only sixty days old during that time. There . have now been ninety-two homicides here in the District of Columbia last year sixty to eighty percent of the murders in the nation's capital, we're , listed as drug related. . You had the explosion of crack cocaine in DC in in the mid eighties just devastated whole swath of the community and you had Marion Berry who was this incredibly polarizing figure, , and this is before his drug problems came to bear. . He was polarizing well before then because he insisted that these rich white guys that tended to run the city hire black people all the people who only know Marion Barry through the nasty headlines in the videotape of crack cocaine. . Don't know extraordinary work. . He did in this in Washington to open up the doors of government to the black people of Washington you're shutout for years decades, , and then you have this presidential era of Reagan, where , there was a lot of hostility towards cities, , there was a lot of cutting a city services. . There was a lot of emnity towards people that were on welfare and they've perception that raking perpetuated was that all these people are welfare cheats and they're not in their bums and you're not working for a living perhaps the most insidious effect of welfare is it's usurpation of the role of provider. . Public assistance for a single mother can amount to much more than the usual income of a minimum wage job. . In other words, , it can pay for her to quit work. . These competing forces, all , kind of colliding with one another in the city in the early eighties in the mid eighties and into that Maelstrom, , you have this basketball team. . That is good enough to win a national championship in one, , thousand, , nine, , hundred, , four. . Jobs. . The I ask championship. . And then notice that the team is mostly black eleven of the twelve guys or thirteen or fourteen guys that get your attention in one, , thousand, , nine, hundred, , , eighty, , three, , or eighty four you know rap videos late eighties is a Lotta Georgetown starter jackets in those videos. . was torn concept had long hair and short baby came in national programs to the point where a lot of black people thought. . Georgetown was an HP. . Come to the. . Question to see hundred. . So there was this kind of interesting blend. . Wall Street types and judges, , and fortune five hundred CEO's with the people that cleaned the offices and drove the buses rooting for the same team and it was gonNA. . Kinda, , cold because it kind of it helped bring the city together in ways that really only the football team had done previously and it brought a lot of pride to the city as as a six. . They were proving that black kids from inner city high schools could go to Georgetown and do work. . They could do the work and that was a source of immense pride to people in DC Thomson was, , of course, , the first black basketball coach to win a national championship. . But David you've written about how Thompson would bristle when asked about that accomplishment. . Why did he? ? Take exception to that question will John would always say is that the question implied that he was the first black coach who who had the qualifications to win a national championship I'm not interested in being the first and only black do anything because it implies that in Nineteen eighty-four, , a black man finally became intelligent enough to win NCAA, , title and that's very misleading. . And that was John's way of saying you know you need to understand the history of coaching. . There was a lot more deferential treatment provided to white coaches for for decades and coaches like Adolph rupp that didn't recruit black players. . was hostile toward black players. . So that was John's way of saying you know do your homework. . In nineteen, , eighty nine. . He famously walked off the court before a game to protest an NCWA rules that he felt disproportionately affected black students. . undercurrent NCWA rules students can qualify for athletic scholarships by scoring seven hundred out of a possible sixteen hundred on the College Board Sat test fifteen out of thirty six on the act or with a two point average and certain. . Subjects proposition forty two would require athletes to have both. . What did he? ? What did he say about that? ? John's position was that both the sat scores and your grade point average could be impacted adversely due to the educational disparities present throughout public schools at the time black has weren't being taught the things that were on the sat. . He made his point that you know these tests should not be the end all and be all in terms of determining whether or not a kid was smart enough to go into college. . Moment existence and I. . <hes> started into school that I would not been dotted with an opportunity to get a college education myself. . He was recruiting kids that play but also kids that can do the work. So . it was not as much an issue for him in terms of recruiting it was more the bigger picture of. . Are we going to allow these tests to determine whether black kids can get into colleges and then they finally wound up modifying prop forty two as a result of it. .

What John Thompson Meant To DC

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08:48 min | 2 months ago

What John Thompson Meant To DC

"What was it like for you to cover John Thompson and the Hoyas as a young reporter? What were your interactions with him like? It was. You know it was an education was twenty, three, twenty, four years old and that was my first beat but John was a handful. As you can imagine, and he controlled everything we control the player access you controlled access to himself and draw the program, and so John was someone that you You had to kind of meet on his terms. Can you describe he was six foot ten? He was just this literally and figuratively massive figure. Can you describe what it? was like to be in his presence well, I mean look any six, ten, three, hundred, pound guy is going to have a certain amount of power to him. You know he wasn't nimble I won't say he was Nimble but he certainly had the meeting of former athlete and you know he had a big loud booming voice nothing had happened by accident I had no intentions of being a basketball court. I. Wanted To be a teacher basically social worker kind of person freelance. Knew. How to use his size and his voice to great effect and I, was not the recipient of John's paint peeling yelling as as the players often were but they will tell you that there was just there was just nothing like it when he really was angry and was coming after you about a mistake, you made a decision you made. He certainly tilted the room when he came in when their buzzer went off and they said it's over. We didn't stay up and down the hallway and talk with people kissing is just so we can get a good article written about us he coach during the glory days of the Big East what do you remember most about his team's and just the style and the way that they played? Well, the frenetic full court pressure was their thing. To set up an impressed. Retract. Very physical teams anybody that came into the pink dot hit, and that's just the way that they had always played. Here. And that leads to a lot of confrontations. A couple of pretty bad fights. But a lot of grabbing and holding things like that. And that's just the way that they had always played in obviously worked for them. David you're born and raised DC. Can you talk about what John? Thomson and the Georgetown Program? Men's to people in DC and in particular to black basketball fans in the city DC was like a lot of cities in the eighties dealing with a lot of different stuff that was that was very difficult. The year is only sixty days old during that time. There have now been ninety-two homicides here in the District of Columbia last year sixty to eighty percent of the murders in the nation's capital, we're listed as drug related. You had the explosion of crack cocaine in DC in in the mid eighties just devastated whole swath of the community and you had Marion Berry who was this incredibly polarizing figure, and this is before his drug problems came to bear. He was polarizing well before then because he insisted that these rich white guys that tended to run the city hire black people all the people who only know Marion Barry through the nasty headlines in the videotape of crack cocaine. Don't know extraordinary work. He did in this in Washington to open up the doors of government to the black people of Washington you're shutout for years decades, and then you have this presidential era of Reagan, where there was a lot of hostility towards cities, there was a lot of cutting a city services. There was a lot of emnity towards people that were on welfare and they've perception that raking perpetuated was that all these people are welfare cheats and they're not in their bums and you're not working for a living perhaps the most insidious effect of welfare is it's usurpation of the role of provider. Public assistance for a single mother can amount to much more than the usual income of a minimum wage job. In other words, it can pay for her to quit work. These competing forces, all kind of colliding with one another in the city in the early eighties in the mid eighties and into that Maelstrom, you have this basketball team. That is good enough to win a national championship in one, thousand, nine, hundred, four. Jobs. The I ask championship. And then notice that the team is mostly black eleven of the twelve guys or thirteen or fourteen guys that get your attention in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, three, or eighty four you know rap videos late eighties is a Lotta Georgetown starter jackets in those videos. was torn concept had long hair and short baby came in national programs to the point where a lot of black people thought. Georgetown was an HP. Come to the. Question to see hundred. So there was this kind of interesting blend. Wall Street types and judges, and fortune five hundred CEO's with the people that cleaned the offices and drove the buses rooting for the same team and it was gonNA. Kinda, cold because it kind of it helped bring the city together in ways that really only the football team had done previously and it brought a lot of pride to the city as as a six. They were proving that black kids from inner city high schools could go to Georgetown and do work. They could do the work and that was a source of immense pride to people in DC Thomson was, of course, the first black basketball coach to win a national championship. But David you've written about how Thompson would bristle when asked about that accomplishment. Why did he? Take exception to that question will John would always say is that the question implied that he was the first black coach who who had the qualifications to win a national championship I'm not interested in being the first and only black do anything because it implies that in Nineteen eighty-four, a black man finally became intelligent enough to win NCAA, title and that's very misleading. And that was John's way of saying you know you need to understand the history of coaching. There was a lot more deferential treatment provided to white coaches for for decades and coaches like Adolph rupp that didn't recruit black players. was hostile toward black players. So that was John's way of saying you know do your homework. In nineteen, eighty nine. He famously walked off the court before a game to protest an NCWA rules that he felt disproportionately affected black students. undercurrent NCWA rules students can qualify for athletic scholarships by scoring seven hundred out of a possible sixteen hundred on the College Board Sat test fifteen out of thirty six on the act or with a two point average and certain. Subjects proposition forty two would require athletes to have both. What did he? What did he say about that? John's position was that both the sat scores and your grade point average could be impacted adversely due to the educational disparities present throughout public schools at the time black has weren't being taught the things that were on the sat. He made his point that you know these tests should not be the end all and be all in terms of determining whether or not a kid was smart enough to go into college. Moment existence and I. started into school that I would not been dotted with an opportunity to get a college education myself. He was recruiting kids that play but also kids that can do the work. So it was not as much an issue for him in terms of recruiting it was more the bigger picture of. Are we going to allow these tests to determine whether black kids can get into colleges and then they finally wound up modifying prop forty two as a result of it.

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02:24 min | 2 months ago

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"So David first of all, what was it like for you to cover John Thompson and the Hoyas as a young reporter? What were your interactions with him like? It was. You know it was an education was twenty, three, twenty, four years old and that was my first beat but John was a handful. As you can imagine, and he controlled everything we control the player access you controlled access to himself and draw the program, and so John was someone that you You had to kind of meet on his terms. Can you describe he was six foot ten? He was just this literally and figuratively massive figure. Can you describe what it? was like to be in his presence well, I mean look any six, ten, three, hundred, pound guy is going to have a certain amount of power to him. You know he wasn't nimble I won't say he was Nimble but he certainly had the meeting of former athlete and you know he had a big loud booming voice nothing had happened by accident I had no intentions of being a basketball court. I. Wanted To be a teacher basically social worker kind of person freelance. Knew. How to use his size and his voice to great effect and I, was not the recipient of John's paint peeling yelling as as the players often were but they will tell you that there was just there was just nothing like it when he really was angry and was coming after you about a mistake, you made a decision you made. He certainly tilted the room when he came in when their buzzer went off and they said it's over. We didn't stay up and down the hallway and talk with people kissing is just so we can get a good article written about us he coach during the glory days of the Big East what do you remember most about his team's and just the style and the way that they played? Well, the frenetic full court pressure was their thing. To set up an impressed. Retract. Very physical teams anybody that came into the pink dot hit, and that's just the way that they had always played. Here. And that leads to a lot of confrontations. A couple of pretty bad.

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06:38 min | 3 months ago

"john thompson" Discussed on Titus & Tate

"That that moment those moments in time like I watched his interview from the Nineteen Eighty, seven final four and it's providence is playing Syracuse and it's big John Dean Smith and they're talking to each other and they're interviewed by Jim Nance. Jim Nance is being serious. He's a capital J. in this moment he's like they're doing you know steroid they're doing drug testing now in college basketball your thoughts, Dean Smith Dean Smith basically like, wow, you know. I. Didn't I don't think it's right. But you know we're just trying to play basketball for the kids you know leans over and just watching the game and big Joe. I think it's horrible like. I, think I think it's taken a step too far like the these kids like if it's a an an issue yes that could be the case but it was one of those moments in time where like these two great coaches are here to Kinda like play the game like we see today ring you're supposed to. The final four is going on we're back in New Orleans. Last time we hear you guys in the final or let's do this whole thing, but they were still on the forefront of defending the kids and they and like we joke about that, now we hear all the coach say this is for the kids like John Thompson and Dean Smith I, mean we're doing that and John Thompson was doing it against a lot more hate than Dean, Smith Smith? Could obviously, you could hide behind something just being. A white head coach John Thompson is going to get the brunt of that from people, but they were on the forefront of those issues and when these retires John Thompson flies down to be there for him when Deed Smith Dies John Thompson. There two hours before the service and sits in a pew crying by himself. I mean, these guys were going through some crazy stuff in the United States of America and it was all being funneled through the game of college basketball and they dealt with things that. I mean Dean Smith was talking about the. The death penalty in. North Carolina by the end of his career. You know what? I mean. They were dealing with stuff that was so heavy. So outside of college basketball and they were handling all with so much grace and John. I, think of him as a gentle giant. There's so much grace. There's obviously so much passion and fire came out when he played basketball but the grace's unbelievable it's at another level crazy nervous to. Have Grace but like he had like, like you said, it was Dean Smith at grace but it's a little easier for Dean Smith have grace. Exactly it's a little bit easier to be honest about it it's easier. Yeah. We we should mention that Allen Iverson. Thank you because. Everyone's talking about that story Alan Iverson Says Hall of fame speechis saved his life. Story Goes Alan Iverson when he's in high school got into the fight, the bowling alley and it was just mixed up with the wrong crowd gets. It's literally convicted of a felony is convicted of a felony nineteen, ninety-three, I think he's seventeen years old. He's an all star football player. All Star basketball player could go anywhere in the country to play either one it all the scholarship offers dry up and the phone stops ringing because Alan Iverson's a convicted felon. It eventually gets overturned insufficient evidence and and if you go back and look at the case like there's A. A A lot of evidence points to like the that they were trying to make an example out of Iverson. There's a lot of racial undertones with Whatever point is everyone kind of gave up on Iverson? John? Thompson like I'm not giving up on you because like that was. That was just how he was wire Mantas like you you. He understands the plight of people like Alan. Iverson the like what happens typically is the rest of society gives up on that kid that kid gets involved. He instead of getting away from the wrong crowd that got him in that situation he doubles down he gets more entrenched into that. Wrong. Crowd and that's probably what that's why Alan Iverson says he saved his life because it was pretty clear. What Direction Alan Iverson's life was headed towards the John. Thompson said I see I see your flaws I see the decisions you've made that aren't great and I still accept you and I still want you to play basketball team but also helps your shit. But but. Jimmy was like everyone else has given up on you. Again. I can look Alan Iverson the eye, and say I understand the system at play I understand what's going on here I believe in you believe in me and come to Georgetown, and don't make an ask yourself, and that's how we got after I was eleven years old and went to Georgetown one time the fact that Alan Iverson from the tidewater area and Hampton. Virginia if you've been down in Newport news or Hampton, you know that whole area, the fact that John Thompson I'm GonNa take. You pluck you out of this place and put you in Georgetown. And then I'm going to empower you to be end up becoming the number one pick the guy that's GonNa Cross up Michael Jordan pass the torch in basketball. I mean that is like like you said, I mean he's three years like in Nineteen ninety-three he could be a felon and we don't see the next ninety, six draft that we don't see this whole moment we don't see a A and and that's because John Thompson believes in somebody and that's because I. Believed in him think John as I mean maybe I'm just extrapolating this too far and I'm making amount of molehill here. But the fact that then goes to I you know I would argue is probably not a coincidence that Allen Iverson then goes to the NBA becomes like a counterculture guy himself and becomes like a guy who leans into the corn rows and the tattoos and the chains that you'd wear it like his whole style was like shocking to to Middle America but. It wasn't an ass and that's what I mean and like I i. You know if he doesn't play for maybe maybe again I'm drawing lines where you should draw lines but the way it would make a lot of sense to me that he kind like saw John Thomson carried himself from his Trudeau himself was like stay on my course like I can. I can. I can wear braids and tattoos and all and headbands and all that stuff and it. Doesn't make me a piece of shit like I don't have to conform to like what people want me to be like if that's what I want to be, that's what I'll be and I'll be great never WanNa love me, and that's exactly what happened. You completely change and he made he made idiots like you and I wear like finger things on her our heads would play basketball because we're like, Alan Iverson does it I'm going to do it too. Yeah like you made humid white kids all across middle America like where baggy shorts and try to cross over wouldn t shirts and. Coordination whatsoever. Yeah. Yeah. Looking ridiculous and we're like we're shooters. We've GONNA, get a really sleeves up. I guess I guess in summation John Thompson Awesome e, both our guys who if one of their former players needed a kidney and I guess didn't didn't Sean Elliott actually need a kidney. I think I don't know if that's a great. Whatever? That's great hypothetical. But the point I'm making is if one of their former players came to them as a coach, I need a kidney they would both like grab a steak knife and just cut it out of them and hand it to them right on the spot like that's how they're wired and I think if you're a cynic I, I still believe in college basketball coaches I still think there are a lot of good ones out there was a cynic would look at the landscape of college basketball right now in say most of these guys are in it for themselves most of. These guys are are dropping bags and not because they care about helping their kids futures it. So they can get the next big contract they can whatever whatever, and whether that's true or not..

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"john thompson" Discussed on Titus & Tate

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06:14 min | 3 months ago

"john thompson" Discussed on Titus & Tate

"He. Worked through whatever it was. It was going on in his personal life with the professional life. All that he's he can't. He comes back to games. He's like he's alleged. He's the guy sitting seven rose up right at mid court with his arms crossed and. Everyone. Every one of the building consume everyone's locked in every everyone in the lower level in Tucson has white hair just like allude Olsen exactly everyone can still. Also. I will say that in the in the world of statues, right that's one of your biggest takes something from this program, the new program that we don't eat any statute. Mikhail Center Statue of Lute Olson where he said they got the hair right? We leave that one. Maybe maybe we just leave just leave the hair. But we will we leave something there. That's the only thing we can leave. So we talk about John Thompson who who pass today was a little more surprising at the same lute Olson John. Thompson was so far ahead of the curve also ahead of the curve in the sense of here's the players coach well, before that became the cool thing to do, which is what modern college basketball in is like all these coaches won't be the players. Best. Friends. That was lewd awesome. Well, before anyone else is doing it John. Thompson was the the The activist well before anyone else. But I don't use that term I I don't know if I love using that term because I don't really feel like John Thompson would like necessarily be I don't I don't know what he would like but the way he went about it I guess I want to say this was like in his mind he wasn't like being a social justice activists who is like You know just just arguing for arguing sake and like this identity he was like all he was doing with standard up for what right he was just like this is the this is what we have in front of a stupid and wrong and it has a negative impact on my players and my community, and so I'm GonNa fight against this and I guess the the differentiation I would make there is like One of the stories that everyone's talking about today is the thousand nine, hundred, nine protests had, and it comes like US recalling I will say I enjoyed bringing that up and then it was started it started going all over like this morning. When I was I, put that up there and then I was like, no one's GonNa Remember this Boston College game and then it the CARNESECCA sweater game it'd be basically what I'm saying is like the old big East the power of the old big east was on full display today with with big on because I mean big John is such a great character and if you watch college basketball, you know big John but we're so far removed from that in the fact that like he still has such a central place to so many people in the basketball fear that that was I think was the most shocking part during part of the stories just came out from everywhere immediately. NBA tonight before the playoffs, the TNC crew, they're all we're in towels on their shoulders and Kenya talking about how John Thompson. When you know always consider can you Smith one of his new confused by it and he's like what I didn't play for you and like well, I'm I'm tight with Dean and if if you WanNa dance guys, you want my guys in then Dean Smith Asses Way and John Thompson calls kidneys like I guess your mind now and Yeah it was never about the encore stuff John. Thompson and but but I was talking about in nineteen, eighty, nine, the the prop forty, six, forty, eight property to. Forty eight says that it was the rule the athletes have to basically put in the academic requirements you have to have certain sat thing we were talking about power. And to that point speaking of being ahead of the curve, this was something to nine hundred, eighty nine John thompsons protesting thirty years later, the today's now getting around to it and they're like. To Point. Out that way not about that way John. South. Is probably a Brahms is like what the hell man I was on this I was on this. But they passed prop forty two or they they put up forty two which says if if Prep forty-eight isn't satisfied, if a GPA threshold is reached, sat threshold is not only will players not be eligible to play. They will not be eligible to get a scholarship and John Thompson. Rightfully noted that like this is. Not, inherently racist in the sense that There's nothing written into the law that says like. Black people have to score higher than white people or anything like that. But if you just start looking at the systems at play here, you start like saying now hang on a second who is this going into negatively impact and one of the things that that I think he should be commended for above like fighting for this sort of thing was to him it was never a black or white issue. It was a right or wrong issue and he represented the black community. Did it so well and he did it kind of on an island for a long time being the one prominent black coach in college basketball. But as has been mentioned many times today, he never lie like being called the first black coach the one title like that. I'm not a black coach coach just call me a coach and. With the property to thing happened I found this quote from nineteen, eighty nine. He says if he was talking, he was part of why he was arguing it again was because of the racial undertones He obviously recruited more black guys than than white guys and he kind of he realized that this was going to impact players more than it would a lot of teams but he says, if I'd jumping holler racism, everyone loses sight of the issue and focuses on the words that I use. So when he was describing is problems with it, he didn't make it a black versus white thing because he knew as soon as you do that, you're losing your alienate yourself from like. Most of the country, there's like Oh so you're it's a it's a black. You're telling me I'm wrong because I'm white that was never saying he was like there's right and there's wrong. This is wrong and I'm going to address it and it just so happens to be wrong and negatively impact the black community you big John and John. Thompson general growing up North Carolina, Fan you you Kinda grew up. With them like you said, it was like an ally force like where where you're friendly until you have to play them and then it's frustrating part like the nineteen eighty two title game is the national team show game that I point to have I said that's college basketball and it's basically big. Joe Bursting spent their both both in their first final four, the both new. Orleans. They're both nervous they both. Have these freshman guys who are unbelievably talented beyond belief they can't believe that they have them there. They have these two Gastonia guys that are kind of you know out of the mud that have become superstars and in James Worthy and sleepy floyd and their own opposing sides, and after the game you know big John is happy for Dean Smith and I mean, this is the most competitive time in the. World of college basketball everyone's going at each other's throats. Everyone is trying to get some sort of advantage of one another but you know two years later, right? John Thompson wins the national championship and what's so crazy. I kept her hearing this..

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Legendary Basketball Coach John Thompson Dies At 78 in Washington, DC

Vickie Allen and Levon Putney

00:48 sec | 3 months ago

Legendary Basketball Coach John Thompson Dies At 78 in Washington, DC

"Legendary college basketball coach John Thompson has died known as Big John Thompson took Georgetown to three final fours in the eighties and 17 Big East titles, becoming the first black coach to guide a team to a national title. More from CBS Sports College Basketball Insider Jon Rothstein. Your town is synonymous with great big man. You know, for a long time, and that was really started by John Townsend Abilities to recruit Patrick Ewing recruited Alonso. I'm warning You recruited the camping the jumbo with lead Do Georgetown. Obviously getting Roy Hibbert so That kind of lineage of big man was created by John Thompson, who was a big man himself when he played his problem for the Balkan. Thompson also led the 1988 U. S national team to a bronze medal in the Olympics. John Thompson was 78

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Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:54 sec | 3 months ago

Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78

"Legendary Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson Jr has died at the age. 78 Thompson may have made his professional market basket ball, but it was his impact off the floor. That meant so much to this city and to the culture at large. W T O P Senior sports director Dave Johnson covered Thompson for much of his coaching career. You don't remember John Thompson Jr is not a simple is looking at his basketball record. Oh, to be sure, he had won a whole of fame coach 27 years at Georgetown turned the lawyers. Into a national powerhouse in 1984 became the first African American goats to win a title. What is impact off the court? The Karen concern he showed for his players Remember in 1989 Thompson walked off the court before a Georgetown game and protest of rule that this proportionally affected African American students. That was John Thompson Jr. He challenged his students. To be better. He challenged others to be better, and he will always be

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"john thompson" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

The Stephen A. Smith Show

04:02 min | 3 months ago

"john thompson" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

"Put. It didn't matter. They were fighting for the heavyweight championship of each other and by the way eventually Jackie. Frazier and Layla fought and Layla was a heavy favorite jacket. Close. Tough fight ten rounds. You see Ali and Frazier. That's like. Like rival clans, hatfields and mccoys, like they're not playing games, they're fighting for the championship of each other and that's the few I. Know It's a team sport. It doesn't boil down quite the same way as boxing but Denver in Utah are evenly matched as we can see, and their two best players are evenly matched and they are fighting for the first round championship of each other. Because they sure look like championship players to me. David in Orlando, you're on the Max Kellerman show. ESPN. Radio. Hey. My Shoes Fan A. Blessing. I heard Dwight Howard didn't leave the Meeting when they had that big meeting. Wednesday. Do you think there's anything going on Dwight. Howard. Says, I hear he's not really the most likeable person to get along. I can tell you this about I can tell you this about White Howard I've interacted with Dwight Howard before when he was on the Lakers originally and he was fine, he never felt comfortable in his own skin to me. He felt like I quote a friend of mine a bunch of times used this to describe. A Rod As a player, he's a great analysts. It could describe Ken Cam Newton however great the player. They. Don't they dare. So uncomfortable in their skin that when you watch them and listen to them, talk you feel uncomfortable in yours. Awkward Dwight gave me a bit of that feeling and you also couldn't help but to notice when he came out into the pressroom. The play of the other players left. When he left they all came in. And I also know, yes some wacky ideas like. About vaccinations and stuff and. and. Yeah. Is it hard for me to believe that he's creating kind of awkward feelings with the players around him? No, it's not hard for me to believe, but I'll say this. Played some great basketball this year for the Lakers. What more could you ask the best version of what the Lakers could have hoped for? When they signed Dwight. Howard the best version he val McGee both have been excellent contributors to this Lakers team. Much more than would could you? You could reasonably reasonably expect And if the Lakers do win, the whole thing, won't it will be a no small part because the defense at the five that Dwight Howard and Chevelle McGee of giving them. Leonard Fournette is not only out of a job. They couldn't get a six round pick for this dude. released. Is there a team that needs him. Warren sharp will tell us coming up all protect your neck see this was the real first taste of. Tang. This came out. People lost. Their minds. Was this nine the one maybe. You know I always thought about this before I get to sports in a second. That took a lot for ghost ghost face to cover his face in that video and who knows why really add to cover his face maybe he'll call and let me know but. You don't know you're going to like what kind of level of success you're going to have. This could be your big shot right to be seen. To, cover your face in the video. Pretty. Good. as I said, I, don't know if he had terrier motives but. It goes on the show I talk a lot about ghosts and I never had him on the show. Saw A. Couple months. Ago. Row, by Said what's up? He said what's up to me recognized that is oh, my God it's required went over us in a jeep downtown..

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"john thompson" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

The Stephen A. Smith Show

06:07 min | 3 months ago

"john thompson" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

"Stephen a Numa bit. I'd spoken to Him and but not interacted with him on a personal level like that. So for me, it wasn't like a personal passing as it is for some of my colleagues in the business. But it's more like the kind of passing like a demarcation of time kind of passing. which is a lot of what sports is about. You know you feel nostalgic or sentimental about. Or just emotionally charged. When you hear news about certain sports, figures figures in the sports world. And it really has a lot to do I. Think with the way we experience our own lives and what we were doing in that moment in our lives when I was a kid John Thompson and Georgetown was on top of the world. With Patrick. Ewing, and the Knicks Fan of course eventually, Patrick becomes the Knicks. But. Even. When he was at Georgetown, he was supposed to be Patrick Ewing originally like the next Bill Russell and then it turned out he had a lot of offense and then he hurt his knee early in his career. So we only turned out to be a hall of Fame Center But those Georgetown Hoyas even though they were upset that one year, they also won the title. were. In the Big East the team that I always thought of as the class of the conference and the Big East where Basket College basketball is that at least if you grew up in New York there's a Saint John's fan. At any rate? That's what it felt like to me. I know a lot has been said about the stances he took and what it meant in terms of. The kind of at least feeling of social progress that that he was a black coach shoe was the first to do what national title and. and. spoke his mind and all of that and. Those. Are All important things. But for me as a fan, he was just a giant of the sports world from my childhood you know when I was Chris Mullin was the guy for Saint John's and and Patrick guy for Georgetown and Villanova scored like that whole era. When kids went off for years Molly Carmen I take mentioned a bunch of times ninety seven percent. graduated. John Thompson ran a program where. Seven percent of the kids graduated I mean it was a different time then but even in any time that's staggeringly high number. I mean, how much? What's the average number of college graduates is a percentage period. Let alone student athletes let alone on that level and the level. Georgetown's plan basketball. But at any rate for me, it wasn't about the way I experienced hearing that John Thompson Pass today. Was Not about. Me contextualising fits in history on or off the field of play was just about like damn. He was a titan of. Of. The. Sports world when I was a kid and he's gone makes me feel old but I don't know how much more I have to add to. It personally other than a story which I also told on I take today. It was a high school, all America, the McDonald's High School American game. Lebron James last amateur game. It turned out or last game before he went into the NBA draft and. He actually lost that game know. Backstage, as it were I, see. The media area see John Thompson, and he's this larger than life figure in my own imagination hosting around the horn at the time and he's big in a big voice and. It's like an intimidating guy. But like friendly nice guy. But like just an he has this big reputation and. But I went right up to them and I was wanted to talk to him about Lebron James I was excited and Lebron. I think just signed like one hundred, million dollar Nike deal. And he hadn't played professional game yet. And Thompson said, well, if Lebron signed for one hundred, million Kobe's GonNa need two, hundred million. Why is that because Kobe already? Kobe's already where Lebron needs to be. and. Will Bond told me on the air today that's very much. How John Thompson thought about things. You know the guys who earned. It were the guys he was interested in. At any rate. Eighty eight say ESPN eight, eight, seven, nine, three, seven, seven six is Jim Calhoun. Former UCONN head coach, of course champion. Talking about. John Thompson. A force of Nature Johnson. One of the brightest man I have like I met him try out for the Celtics down and can't bill burke and Marshall Mess they told me I added room over room. I think sixteen was important I win there I saw this enormous figure. In the door was my meeting with first meeting with John News with assaults at the time and. And from that point on, it became very good friends and incredibly specter. John's ability to coach certainly. But under a lot more than that, John took some of the views which today I'm sure it'd be praised for being incredibly courageous etc. jumped at those long before. They ever did Johnson stance or very difficult to help others to help his community to help his kids. That was Jim Calhoun talking to key and Jay Williams Zubin in the morning of course here on ESPN radio. And that was a by the way straight talk wireless everything for less only at Walmart. So, like I I. I want to move on from this topic now. There's a lot to get to pay my respects to John. Thompson. But I also WanNa talk about what I just witnessed in. On the court over the weekend. Told everybody..

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"john thompson" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

03:41 min | 3 months ago

"john thompson" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"No stems no wires they look great and sound great to Ray con Doug ad-lib in four colonists the herd. So John Thompson died I think earlier today the morning John. Thompson the legendary coach at Georgetown National Championship Hoya Paranoia Right Hoya. he coached just Alan Iverson, Patrick Ewing. Made it into a dominant program in the Big East. and. for was also radio host and talented one in Washington DC after his retirement and he called Games on Westwood one for National Championship, in the final four. For for college basketball. So look I think. We've Kinda gotten out of this part of our job and encounters a really good job of it I try and do it as well, which is our job as. Sports host. Went from being guys that. Lead discussions have opinions. And give you an contextualized historical things. Sometimes guys too much history guys. To. Now, hot take artists. Helmet, heartache. I still think that providing the right historical context is really important. John Thompson took over Georgetown. Head Coach and coaching the final fours before it was. Before it was even close to being normal to have a black head coach and. He was very protective as players freshmen were allowed to speak to the media. Made. Sure they went to class. He was he was a father figure as a giant of a man. So let me just give you a couple of things which I don't know if you knew. But I'll tell you really quickly. In the fall of Nineteen ninety-four do you guys remember? Fall of Nineteen ninety-four. Michigan beat Notre Dame football on a game winning field goal. I know. I. Was there. It was my recruiting visit. Now recruiting visit Tim is a great football game recruiting his Notre Dame. What I didn't know was when I visited Notre Dame they fly you in the flight. CHICAGO. Then you get on a little private plane with a dome on that and then you fly kind of. An around the IT's like a thirty minute flight at most two southbound. You fly round the Golden Dome and you kind of dip and then when you. Land, they immediately take you to the Golden Dome. That's where the president of the university has his office. I think his quarters, the presence was at the time of day monk me now father Molloy was a basketball player in high school. He played with no than John Thompson C walk in and Talk Notre Dame basketball and my freshman class with the first year played in the Big East against Georgetown. And I mean you think your I I'm not obviously not Catholic Jewish I'd never even had a discussion with the priests before the first priest I met in my life was a basketball junkie and close to your friends with John Thompson and he could not have been. More. Positive. In everything he had to say about big John. Fast forward to January of my freshman year, we're playing Georgetown and I think ranked like. Fourth in the country Alan Iverson's a sophomore. They have a Fella Harrington who's a senior? They have Jihadi Heidi white who played Seventy eight ten years in the NBA. I mean he's he's one of the bigger human beings on. Earth. And an awesome defensive player in dunker they had Jerome Williams. So I, we're getting ready for him they. All right. So the point of the press is J. D.. Junkyard Dog Williams. And then out, Iverson's like the rover. And Victor..

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Legendary Washington, DC Basketball Coach John Thompson Dies At 78

America First with Sebastian Gorka

00:17 sec | 3 months ago

Legendary Washington, DC Basketball Coach John Thompson Dies At 78

"College basketball Great John Thompson of Georgetown has died. His death was announced a family statement. No details were disclosed. Thompson and imposing Hall of Fame who turned Georgetown into a powerhouse and became the first black coach to lead a team to the men's basketball championship. John Thompson was 78

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Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78

Michael Wallace and Steve Scott

00:50 sec | 3 months ago

Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78

"Legendary college basketball coach John Thompson has died known as Big John Thompson took Georgetown tow three final fours in the eighties and 17 Big East titles, becoming the first black coach to guide a team to a national title. More now from CBS Sports College Basketball Insider Jon Rothstein door has been synonymous with great big man, You know, for a long time, and that was really started by John Thompson's abilities to recruit Patrick Ewing recruited Alonzo Mourning recruited to Camden. The jumbo was let do Georgetown, obviously getting Roy Hibbert. So that kind of lineage of big men was created by John Thompson, who was a big man himself when he played problems for the Boston Celtics. It was 6 10. Thompson also led the 1988 U. S national team to a bronze medal in the Olympics. He was 78 years old

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Legendary Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson Jr. dead at 78

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:20 min | 3 months ago

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

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"john thompson" Discussed on First Take

First Take

08:13 min | 3 months ago

"john thompson" Discussed on First Take

"So he said we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA. Look for them and. Thinking what the hell are we GONNA do John. We find him by the way and we're in his car driving around Washington. We're stopping at gas stations, gymnasiums, and barber shops and all the places you would think you would look in any urban area. For anybody but particularly in this case, this person. and. We couldn't find with big John had just put out the word he was looking for him and ultimately. All through the Rafer Lebanon's just he he went to Georgetown to sort of have a meeting with John who then who made him understand you? You cannot approach these kids this way because they're they're they're my responsibility and I'm not just going to turn them over to the streets of Washington or to you. And we're not talking about courage I'm talking about actual was fearless. He was feeling he was fearless when dealing with the NCWA he was fearless in dealing with schools including his own what his demands were. He was fearless in dealing with opponents. He was fearless in teaching. And that always the further I get away from that story the more sort of amazed I am by it. And it was just To have a front row seat to this and those kinds of things. Month after month year after year I don't know that I took them for granted then, but there's nobody like that. There's nobody likes that and yes he was also involved that he lost his incredible games. He's to incredible championship games. One Dean Smith who was a mentor to big John. Villanova in which his team played an a plus plus plus. Game and somehow lost it. A team had to shoot ninety percent and a half to beat his team. and. All the players that came through and there's the basketball stuff and that's what most people it's going to resonate with most people I bet is not. First and foremost what resonates with me as someone who? I don't know that I've made a big adult decisions over the last. Thirty years without talking to big John and I grieve and mourn for his sons as well. His sons and daughter, tiffany? But. Jd Three who people do know made a final four of his own and was a coach of distinction himself and Ronnie and I've known that whole family, my whole adult life and I guess their adult lives. And this is not shocking. Big. John was nearing eighty years old. People knew about health issues and challenges that was on the phone with them not too long ago when he was running out of breath in the conversation, just scared the hell out of me. and. So is this not a shock, but it doesn't mean it's not a tragedy because it is. You know on daylight today. You just find yourself profoundly sad because he was such an iconic figure, he meant so much to so many of us. Obviously knew big job very well, and hadn't spoken to him in a while but. Many. Many years we used to talk all the time You always have me as a guest on his radio show with doc walk in the crew in those guys in d. c. we listened on Westwood one calling NCWA. Tournament Games particularly the final four. But I think that thing about it that. People have to really think back to and everybody is right now arrived at Georgetown in Nineteen seventy-two. there was a predominantly white school predominantly white student athletes are particularly on the basketball team. He went there and within three years they were in the NC double, A. Tournament Eighty two, they were playing for a national title. against Jordan and indeed Smith's crew Smith would ultimately win his first national title. But it was against Hoya Paranoia and growing up in the streets in New York City. and growing up in the streets of America's a black man as Mike Wilbon could obviously attest to You were in love with Hoya Paranoia because they were fearless they would've rebels before the running rebels came along with Greg Anthony Stacey Augmon and Larry Johnson and all of those boys before them it was Georgetown was Hoya Paranoia with ewing in a Michael. Jackson Reggie Williams? Michael. Graham all the David Wingate in these boys you know you just you just saw them in. You just love the way that they played before forty minutes of hell was introduced by Nolan Richardson. Hoya Paranoia gave you your own gave opponents their own sense of health. So you saw that on a basketball level and you were fascinated by watching them play watching the dominance of doing when he had to be real because he block like the for. Four I five shots or something like they just throwing stuff out of the got called for goaltending on a couple of occasions that the calm down because it he was just going at it. But then when things really really went to another level was when you saw how protective John Thompson was you saw how people try to denigrate and cast and castigate these players because you know they didn't like their style or they didn't like the feel this and the bravado that they showed while doing so because they were But. They came at you with relentlessness and tenacity. You saw this coach personified and was emblematic of all of that. The waited he went after so many different things on and off the court, and then of course, there was the prop forty eight issue and the reason why that's so profound is because if you look at stuff in hindsight y'all. A study was shown analytically that. Forty seven percent. Of African American student athletes WHO ENDED UP GRADUATING Would not. have been eligible. If proposition forty eight had been enforced in one, thousand, nine, hundred, four, eighty, five, forty, seven percent. So let's just take into account. The number of athletes that would have been a nod denied an opportunity to achieve in education because obviously the rules in regards to proposition forty eight, which was ultimately you know you know they they talk about it being proposition sixteen, an upgraded version of proposition forty eight. Later on, it would have denied forty seven percent of those student athletes an opportunity to graduate because it would have denied them eligibility of from the time they were freshmen because they weren't eligible and what John Thompson recognized and realizes that excuse me you can't measure young black men to the degree that you measure the people because you're not taking into account their trials and tribulations. These are not dumb. Kids these are kids that are scratching chlorinate fighting in the streets wondering where they were going to get their next meal wondering whether or not they were going to be able to survive and when you consider the comedy things in the kind of challenges that young. African American men have to endure and have to go through. It's not the intelligence that's lacking. It's the fact that they don't get prioritized their education because of the distractions that are placed before them. I was one of those people. and. So for me growing up in Hollis Queens having drug dealers right on a corner having the allure of drug dealing stay stare you straight. You're straight in front of your face because you're starving you scratching your watching your parents scratch and claw just to put food on the table a roof over your head clothes on your back and what have you John Thompson was one of those people in the public odd that gave voice to the voiceless people that couldn't speak for themselves. He was speaking for all of us and he was fighting for all of us it. was. It. Was Him. It was John Chainey was so many others who was Nolan Richardson as well. It was so many others and then they had white coaches supporting them Lucon sex of the world, the Gym Bay of the world and so many others that were willing to fight the fight because John Thompson was one of those guys that was at the forefront willing to put his career and there I.

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"john thompson" Discussed on First Take

First Take

08:19 min | 3 months ago

"john thompson" Discussed on First Take

"Good morning, it's no secret that twenty twenty has been such a trying year, and unfortunately we come to you with heavy hearts yet. Again, the Great Michael Wilbon with us this morning Max Kellerman Stephen a Smith I'm Molly Kerim Rose in gentlemen I want to get right into it and remember the legend, the legendary Georgetown coach that is John Thompson who led the Hoyas basketball team for twenty seven seasons has passed away Thompson a master coaching record of five, hundred, ninety, six, in two, hundred, thirty, nine, listen to this ninety, seven percent of his players stayed all four years and left with A. College degree, he was the first black head coach to win the NCW National Championship three time, Big East coach of the Naismith Basketball Hall of fame. Inducted Thompson Retired from coaching and ninety nine during his tenure Georgetown. He coached several NBA First Round Picks Alonzo Mourning Patrick Ewing Bill Martin Alan Iverson in sleepy floyd just to name a few Michael I want to start with you i. know you are a friend of John. Thompson. I'm so sorry for your loss and I appreciate you joining us this morning but if you could just put into perspective his life and what he meant to you. Well Molly. I covered Georgetown basketball the year Patrick Ewing was being recruited. By John Thompson. So that goes a long way back. That's that's forty here. Twenty one years old and had no idea what I was in for. To to be around to cover later to get to know you mentioned friend I I feel that. You know other than my father maybe. Couple uncles big. John. Was As impactful on my life as an adult man is anyone other other than that than my dad and a couple of uncles and? As Stephen a knows and can speak to we'll speak to he didn't coach either one of us. Play College basketball and yet. He was. Everywhere in my own life in terms of what I believe about education. About sports about basketball that'll mean XS and os I I mean sort of the day to day execution of what these things mean to our culture. And it's hard to even know for me you know where to begin. I mean John was the most complex fascinating brilliant person I've covered. Courageous and probably I can apply all those things anyone I've ever known. And there were so many mornings where I learned after long time that John Steve didn't care. John didn't care necessarily as much about talking about the day to day issues of basketball matchups in who was playing, and who was an all American who was better than home but all the big issues, all the great big fat juicy issues controversial that we're confronting us. He was always available to talk about he was always available to share himself what he felt about those things how they would act. Students, his students, his players, the rest of us, the rest of the world. And it's the world is not going to be as interesting a place without John Thompson. Well. Michael you Stephen could talk for much more personal experience. I can just tell you and I. Don't know how much value it is to add because you can get this everywhere. You know in the Heyday in my lifetime of college basketball when the big east was like as good as the pros it felt like he was excited about that as anything. John Thompson and Georgetown were the powerhouse if you had to pick one especially during Patrick Ewing time where you thought. Were that's the team to beat seemed to me to be Georgetown and. I had I had a personal and that's just like so he was a great coach from the kind of salad days of college basketball for people in my generation and as a trailblazer and as I as an African American coach winning a national title, all those things. That's that's well documented. What that meant to people in you and Stephen. A. Could speak to that better than I can. What I can tell you is an experience I had with him at the a McDonald's all American. Game. Michael you may have been there. You May. I may have even gone with you. I don't remember because this is back in the around the horn days and it was Lebron James. Amateur game in fact, his team lost that game and I run into John Thompson back? Behind the scenes like in the press area. And he's sitting there and he had a commanding presence you know and I always got the feeling like he knew it and he liked to use it. Voice and size and everything. But you know, of course like I, go up to his John Thompson I. WanNa talk to them and we're talking about Lebron James and the contract that he just got from Nike. I think it was like one hundred million dollar contract. I don't remember exactly and hit. The first thing he said is Lebron getting one hundred Kobe is going to need two hundred. So we started talking about it, it was basically his point of view whatever your potential was. One guy had already done it, and that's the guy who should be rewarded. The guy who already did, and it's a moment that has stayed with me. I remember that interaction I didn't have a lot with him. But I remembered that one that it made an impression upon me that the kind of values he had told him whatever we think Lebron's going to be any turned out to the all of it and more. Kobe, who already done it he's the guy now that he's going to have to he felt like double whatever the gave Lebron and so whatever people can take away from that go ahead. Michael. I don't presume to talk about with that kind of personal feeling that you do. But I'm sad because it was a great coach figure for my really my childhood. loomed. Larger than life in my imagination, and now he's gone. Yeah well Max. in-depth all these stories are personal or most of them are great many of them and I I know I have dozens of them because it was. Almost. Forty years of covering and interacting. With Big Joe and I will share this one. When I talk about courage and he he believed in earning everything earning it, and that's what you're speaking to about Lebron earning it. He didn't Begrudge Lebron anybody coming up through it. He just wanted the people who would earned it to be rewarded at an even greater in even greater way. So one morning John Big John Never slept I, mean he He would always seemed to me to be up at three thirty in the morning and he would return my calls. I was a single guy young guy covered the team and when he called and he has something to say was offered a two o'clock in the morning, which is great because that's my my lifestyle anyway. But then again, John Was it seemed backup and he can be on the phone at seven thirty. And so the early morning 'cause I wasn't ready for it. John called you in the morning and you sell half asleep he would say son you WanNa sleep where you WANNA scoop. and. Say Coach I'm just waking up what is it and he said get over here. Get to the get to the school this one morning. We waiting out in front for you. And he was in his big sedan when I drove down Georgetown and I got in the car and I said coach. When we what are we doing? And he said we're going we're going to look for somebody we're going to look for Raeffel Edmonds, and if you Google that name, you will realize this was a notorious figure in Washington DC. Great in DC in the drug world in the one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty s, and maybe even into the early nineties. and. He had approached, which is no great surprise. Some of the Georgetown players I'm sure. Alonzo. Mourning heavy one of them. I'm not sure who else. But John, of course, wasn't just going to leave this chance that his kids might by happenstance be unaffected he was going to affect the situation himself. And.

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Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78

The Gee and Ursula Show

00:45 sec | 3 months ago

Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78

"Has lost one of its great coaches of all time. John Thompson, who built Georgetown into a national powerhouse, won a national title in 1984. He's died at 78. His players were fiercely loyal. Saving my life. That's Allen Iverson, who went on to en bas stardom who credited Thompson with saving him at his Hall of Fame speech. CBS's James Brown covered Thompson and was a friend the reason that these young men following him and played hard for them and gave their best Is because they know he care about them to the degree. He showcase that Thompson, who's in the Hall of Fame, spent recent years is a Georgetown advisor and broadcaster president

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Basketball Hall Of Famer John Thompson Dies At 78

The Free Agents

00:24 sec | 3 months ago

Basketball Hall Of Famer John Thompson Dies At 78

"It's with a heavy heart that I report. We've lost another basketball icon, legendary Georgetown coach, John Thompson junior known simply as big John Throughout. College. HOOPS has died at age seventy eight. He led Georgetown to the one, thousand, nine, hundred, four, national championship. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of fame and ninety nine and famously coached future hall of famers Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning and Matombo and Alan

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Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78

KNX Morning News with Dick Helton and Vicky Moore

00:28 sec | 3 months ago

Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78

"The nation's capital, The John Thompson, Georgetown, the great coach there. Georgetown led the Hoyas to the National championship Back in 1980 for Patrick Ewing. John Thompson died today. You might remember him. And if you don't let's just put us this way. If you ever see an old college basketball game, and there's a coach on the sidelines with a white towel slung over his shoulder, That's John Thompson. He was 70 years old

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Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 3 months ago

Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78

"George town hall of fame coach John Thompson has died Thompson was an imposing figure who turn the holiest program into a powerhouse in nineteen eighty four he became the first black coach to win the NC double a men's basketball championship his family says in a statement quote we will miss him but we are grounded in the assurance that we will carry his faith and determination in us details of the steps were not released at six feet ten inches tall Thompson towered over the hallway is literally and figuratively he is a member of the basketball hall of fame Thompson was seventy eight years old my camp in Washington

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Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 3 months ago

Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78

"George town hall of fame coach John Thompson has died Thompson was an imposing figure who turn the holiest program into a powerhouse in nineteen eighty four he became the first black coach to win the NC double a men's basketball championship his family says in a statement quote we will miss him but we are grounded in the assurance that we will carry his faith and determination in us details of the steps were not released at six feet ten inches tall Thompson towered over the hallway is literally and figuratively he is a member of the basketball hall of fame Thompson was seventy eight years old my camp in Washington

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John Thompson Jr., Legendary Georgetown Basketball Coach, Has Died

The KFBK Morning News

00:42 sec | 3 months ago

John Thompson Jr., Legendary Georgetown Basketball Coach, Has Died

"Syracuse men's basketball team coach Jim Boeheim tells ESPN the sports world has lost a giant in the passing of legendary Georgetown coach John Thompson was bigger than life Figure on DH brought change to college basketball. Hey, hey, empowered a lot of African American coaches and kids to come in and be the best concert became the first black coach to lead a team to the men's basketball championship. 1980 for one of his most memorable moments came five years later, though, when he walked off the court to protest to rule the denied scholarships to freshman who didn't mean certain requirements. Said it was biased against underprivileged students. This is

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"john thompson" Discussed on Get Up!

Get Up!

03:28 min | 3 months ago

"john thompson" Discussed on Get Up!

"You ascend to be a hero like a Kobe Bryant wanted greatest to ever do it becomes a hero in the black community chat with Bozeman when you get a chance to Black Panther a superhero movie. User coming icon. So imagine in the same year unfortunately, we lose the black. Mamba and Panther Okay John Thompson. We talked about him being a pillar of strength also, and so it's important to nurture and love those loudly that you really care about because we never know win could be our last. Bro. Gas Twenty twenty, it's been a very difficult year obviously in so many different ways I can tell you this Jalen having. Met Chad Bozeman twice in my life the first they did an event when they were promoting the movie forty two. So he was not famous at all at that time and it was Chadwick Bozeman Harrison Ford and Hank Aaron were there to promote the movie again, it was the Jackie Robinson Story and I hosted the event I had a chance to meet them and Chadwick. Bozeman again was not famous and he was A. Very soft spoken could not have been friendlier nicer, Guy and what I was struck by was it after he became very famous he then Jalen I think you were there he played in the Celebrity All Star game when Mike and I coach that at the garden and what I was struck by was how he was exactly the same. He had now become a very, very famous person, but it could not have been more. He. Couldn't have been friendlier to everybody he was he was he was soft-spoken but but very thoughtful and interesting he was just a nice man and. He he kept this quiet. The world did not know that he was ill until all of a sudden one day you wake up and you read that he has gone. It was a this was startling when we read this over the weekend. Absolutely star lingering and you acknowledge something that's truly important. A lot of us are dealing with different levels of pain depression anxiety especially during the pandemic one, hundred, eighty, thousand American deaths. Six million people have contracted with Corentin in our homes with our families and a lot of times. You don't know what somebody's dealing with. So that's why it's really important that we stop judging other people in their situations because over the last couple of years, there were a couple of pitchers that came out even about him and there were people actually judging those pitchers based on his appearance and how it's changed in. So again, people always make sure. Don't. necessarily. Bring flowers to the funeral bring somebody suit when they're sick. As beautifully said, yes, there had been photos of him and you saw how skinny he looked and I think many of us assumed because he was an actor that he was doing it for a role that he was going to play hard or something like that. Just horrible news over the weekend. There's no graceful way for me to Segue this into actually talking about basketball jalen. But I do want to ask you a few questions about that if we can So let's turn our attention to the NBA. Playoffs and Clippers Mavericks that series comes to an end yesterday and let's talk about the two stars from that series. Obviously when his team needed him Kawai was sensational yesterday continues to be about as good in the playoffs as any player we've seen in recent memory, and then of course, the performance of Luca Danni, which while he goes down in six games this, this really was sort of the coming out party if a guy who looks like the next NBA superstar, what were your thoughts on both of those performances? Absolutely. So we're going to start with at first and foremost, and we saw his brilliant how lead Toronto Raptors last year the Dean and makes a very unique today's game gradients..

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"john thompson" Discussed on Get Up!

Get Up!

06:57 min | 3 months ago

"john thompson" Discussed on Get Up!

"You see some of the numbers there in his twenty seven seasons on the bench at Georgetown. Nearly six hundred wins again won the championship in Nineteen eighty-four took the team to the final four and eighty two and eighty five as well. He was twice named the national coach of the year and his impact on the floor is really only part of the story and I am really happy to be able to bring Jalen into the conversation on that thought. So Jalen, you were on the Fab five. and. That's one of the legendary college basketball teams of all time but a generation before the fab five there was Hoya Paranoia. There was what John Thompson did at Georgetown and it it almost feels to me like you and your guys were descendants of that tree in a way and so with that thought in mind I wonder your thoughts this morning on the passing of the legendary John Thompson. Absolutely descendant. So the John Thompson tree an icon, a legend and a father figure and people I don't want you to take that term lightly he was a powerful. Unapologetic Black Man and also his physical stature if you look at how Tali was his dark skin. Him having a towel over his shoulder for a lot of white people at the time green is really intimidating. It was really missing and so for black players, it was refreshing to see somebody in his position to actually love black players the way he did I'm not sure if you guys talked about how he walked off the floor during the prop forty eight at the time athletes were stigmatize basically right now is happening in a different way how your quality of your education is defined by Zip Code were in theory collegiate players weren't allowed to play based on the prop forty eight and there's somebody that was fortunate the. Past. The act score I remember being one of those players just biting his nails wondering am I going to be eligible to play basketball based on the fact that I need to take an achievement test that doesn't necessarily reflect what I'm learning in school on a daily basis at the Detroit public high school student. He was a champion as a player to with the Boston Celtics three final four with Georgetown won one championship and as a young basketball player out never forget screaming at the TV filling like nobody was stalling the ball against doors town I was rooting flu and they felt like they were stalling the ball greeny and. For for John, Thompson Yeah, we know about the great players, Patrick Ewing Alonzo mourning the Matombo, my former teammate Alonzo mourning. But I'm telling you a lot of things that we're trying to fight for now an NBA bubble that has permeated throughout society as a release to black lives matter. That's who John Thomson was and I'm glad that I've been bringing his name up in these conversations. Let's make sure we give John Thompson, his proper do a somebody that made sure that he elevated all of his players not only on the floor but off. The floor as an unapologetic black man let's do it now. So so we use the phrase Jalen ahead of his time all the time, right? That's a commonly used expression. Well, thirty one years before the NBA players boycotted games this past week thirty, one years before that John Thompson we we did talk about it earlier and you just pointed it out, walked off the floor and before a home game against Boston college to protest prop forty eight that he felt was unfairly stigmatizing primarily black players. So he was genuinely ahead of his time and. In Life, you can sometimes look at those things say if not for that, who knows what other things don't wind up happening subsequently so in many ways, John Thompson really was ahead of his time. Absolutely greedy enough fortunate. Even when we're the majority light collegiate football and basketball the NBA and the NFL times, we still have to fight for equal rights in our power and a lot of times. We only get one follow me here. President Barack. Obama will only got one Messiah Jerry Right. Now in the NBA we only got one. Of John Thompson. The way he was the first collegiate black here coast to win a championship they're eighty percent of players that play college basketball that are black eighty percent. But yet only twenty four percent of that. Lets you know that when an incident happens in the bauble. Or we need to go get Michael Jordan and talk to the players because he's the only black player. That used to be now an owner, but he can relate. That's what John Thompson represented somebody that can relate. Yes. I've said many times this morning so far Jay that it feels like we have really two completely separate conversations to have this morning. One is exactly that John Thompson and his cultural impact. Let's also give the man, his dues, a basketball coach that was his life's work on the floor and very few of ever done it better and you talk about those teams with Ewing and there were others in Iverson came later. But one of the great programs in the history of the sport that he built there for three decades. Absolutely in Greenie, a lot of times when you're talking about the success of a program. So as to recruiting student athlete part and that stat of the players that play for him. Four. Seasons. Of them didn't graduate only two of them, that means when I walk into your living room and I tell your parents that I'm GonNa make sure that you graduate from college. There are a lot of people that play lip service to that. He was actually doing it and you're right the greatness of the player that he was able to produce not only college. But in the Pros Future Hall of Famers was truly outstanding. He definitely will be missed an addict I brought it up earlier, and it's an important point to make again the quality of. The young men that he coach and you see what they've gone on to do in their lives want Matombo was gone on to do and his life globally and what morning has gone on to do in his life and you in this coaching at his Alma Mater and Alan Iverson genuinely literally said at his hall of fame speech that John Thompson saved his life. So a huge part of the story this morning a few other things day while I have you we also this weekend loss Chadwick Bozeman who the legendary actor who became famous for playing Jackie Robinson and then became a global icon for the Black Panther film and I just I know that this hit the NBA community very hard and across the world of sports and obviously well beyond the world of sports. But I just want your thoughts on that this morning as well. Absolutely. So what ends up happening notorious big wants said it Ju-? Greenie Sling crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot and what he meant by that is when you're black in America, we usually see our outlets for success via sports and entertainment. So a lot of times when.

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"john thompson" Discussed on Get Up!

Get Up!

04:53 min | 3 months ago

"john thompson" Discussed on Get Up!

"Thank you for forgetting, peer, and sharing some of your thoughts on the hall of Famer John Thompson. We love you defy tau. Thank you very much. I want to bring Jackie and Kendrick back into the conversation for a quick moment if I can. Jackie macmullan was with us who covered those big east teams back at the height of all of that and Kendrick Perkins of course, played for years. But Jackie, you're telling me briefly before we came on the air that you knew John Well, and that you covered those teams, I'm curious your thoughts on this morning. Well. Greedy. The you know when we talk about black lives matter right now John Thompson demanded that those black lives matter particularly the young men that were entrusted to his care when whenever you talk to Patrick or so to Cambay the reverence with what they talked about John, it would literally take your breath away and I know people talk about Hoya Paranoia in a negative way I learned through the years as I got to know John Better how brilliant that really was think about it here was this team that was imposing physical a predominantly black team Jon knew there'd be a lot of scrutiny and quite a bit of controversy. And criticism even surrounded them. So what did he do this whole Hoya? Paranoia thing it always on him because he knew he could handle it. So he would deflect all the attention away from the players and what scrutiny they may be under to take it upon himself and Patrick Ewing. told me once he loved the Hoya paranoid the idea of the black hats writing in the black stallions and he made them. A unified team in in ways that I've never seen any other college team in in my all my years of covering them. So there was a real brilliant to John as well. One of the best things I ever heard him say was this and he said people talk about equality I don't want a quality. I want to be better than you what a great message for all his young athletes you know. Up Amazing Memories there. Kendrick if I could just your thoughts today, this is an iconic figure that we lose at the age of seventy eight. What are your thoughts Kendrick Perkins? We lost the gray one granny we lost the ledger. But when you think about when you think about the Great John Thompson, you think about him not only as a basketball coach, but you think about him a mentor and father figure. So many you think about the hall of fame speech that Allen Iverson gave Allen Iverson said he saved his life think about that that's powerful and when you look at it, he touched so many lives throughout the African American community he gave hope to so many basketball players so many coaches that they will be able to coach one day and we lost a legend and you know goal risk is sold my prayers go out to family. I think it is important to point out exactly what we mean when we talk about what he did in protest proposition forty eight, which was a rule that came into collegiate sports the disproportionate disproportionately impacted young african-american athletes. It was seen as unfair and stigmatizing John Thompson walked off the court at a home game against Boston College. In protest of this, this is thirty years ago thirty one to be exact here we are at a time Jackie Mak where we are covering what is happening in the NBA right now and the courage, the NBA players and leadership they are showing during these times. Of of racial controversy and here was John Thompson. When we talk about being ahead of your time, this was thirty one years ago that John Thompson walked off the court before the game in order to protest rule that he felt was racist and unfair. It will that was the thing John Thompson he was uncompromising. Something was wrong. It was wrong particularly if it affected his black athlete said I remember talking to John Wants him he of course revered Bill Russell. John Thompson did play for the Boston. Celtics and he told me how much he revered Bill Russell because of all the stands that Bill Russell took think think about that now back in the sixties and how unpopular those stands work and he learned from them and he talked about Oscar Robertson and. The last that I interviewed him he actually was lamenting that some of today's players don't understand that their path is so much easier walked because of people like Bill Russell and Oscar Robertson and of course, I would say because of John Thompson as well. Jackie thank you Kendrick, thank you Dick Vitale, and all these thoughts on Thompson, who was both a great coach and a man who was genuinely well of his time in. So many different areas we lose him yesterday at the age of seventy eight. We'll take a short break. There's a lot more to get to when we will you're watching get up on ESPN. Hey, it's your homie. Sorry it's your home i. know you don't like it when I call myself your own. So.

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"john thompson" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

02:37 min | 3 months ago

"john thompson" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

"Jay Bilas here because there's big college basketball breaking news this morning the death of John Thompson Junior age of seventy eight, , one, , thousand, , nine, , hundred, four , NCAA championship winner the first African. . American. . Coach to take team to the men's College Basketball Championship his best player is now Georgetown's coach his son John. . Thompson the third eventually followed him as head coach as well with Craig there in the middle giant for what he did for Eric African Americans in a giant with what he did in the game. . Jay joins us on the Shell Pennzoil performance line this morning Jay good morning for those that may be too young or don't understand the scope of what John Thompson Junior meant to college basketball. . How would you sum it up? ? He was a giant in in basketball both literally and figuratively, , and he did so much for the game not only on the x No side that you did a substantial amount there. . You know his Georgetown Teams <hes> especially when you got <hes> nineteen, , eighty, , seventy, , nine, , eighty <hes> through the early nineties <hes> they were a force and the best defensive coaches in the history of the game, , his teams were very disciplined. . Very smart and very together and that that's why they were so great defensively, , it wasn't just that they were athletic. . <hes> they were smart and disciplined. . And almost went to the final four in nineteen eighty <hes> when John lost a <hes> a one point game to Iowa and that was lute Olson's first final four and lute Olson passed away a little earlier <hes> last week <hes>. . But John, , Thompson. . was that he was also fought for social justice before it was it was cool if you will. . Think. . You'll remember back in the eighties <hes> there was <hes> legislation by the NC double called proposition forty two. . That put in a entrance requirements and they were disproportionately affecting African Americans and John Thompson and a game I. . Believe it was Boston College <hes> got up before the tip and walked off the floor and protest with a towel over his shoulder and and you know he took a stand and took a stand on on multiple issues <hes>. . He was not always popular because the things that he was saying that time was really uncomfortable for for people to hear. . And you can imagine I mean are people are uncomfortable. . Now <hes> think how it was back in the in the late Seventies. . Early Eighties <hes> one John Thompson was was setting a standard and with standing up on social issues. . He he was a, , he was a a great <hes> great person a man of of really high character and <hes>. . You know you don't want it to get lost what a great coach was <hes>, , but he was also a great man. .

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John Thompson took a chance on hapless Georgetown ... then worked a miracle

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

02:37 min | 3 months ago

John Thompson took a chance on hapless Georgetown ... then worked a miracle

"Jay Bilas here because there's big college basketball breaking news this morning the death of John Thompson Junior age of seventy eight, one, thousand, nine, hundred, four NCAA championship winner the first African. American. Coach to take team to the men's College Basketball Championship his best player is now Georgetown's coach his son John. Thompson the third eventually followed him as head coach as well with Craig there in the middle giant for what he did for Eric African Americans in a giant with what he did in the game. Jay joins us on the Shell Pennzoil performance line this morning Jay good morning for those that may be too young or don't understand the scope of what John Thompson Junior meant to college basketball. How would you sum it up? He was a giant in in basketball both literally and figuratively, and he did so much for the game not only on the x No side that you did a substantial amount there. You know his Georgetown Teams especially when you got nineteen, eighty, seventy, nine, eighty through the early nineties they were a force and the best defensive coaches in the history of the game, his teams were very disciplined. Very smart and very together and that that's why they were so great defensively, it wasn't just that they were athletic. they were smart and disciplined. And almost went to the final four in nineteen eighty when John lost a a one point game to Iowa and that was lute Olson's first final four and lute Olson passed away a little earlier last week But John, Thompson. was that he was also fought for social justice before it was it was cool if you will. Think. You'll remember back in the eighties there was legislation by the NC double called proposition forty two. That put in a entrance requirements and they were disproportionately affecting African Americans and John Thompson and a game I. Believe it was Boston College got up before the tip and walked off the floor and protest with a towel over his shoulder and and you know he took a stand and took a stand on on multiple issues He was not always popular because the things that he was saying that time was really uncomfortable for for people to hear. And you can imagine I mean are people are uncomfortable. Now think how it was back in the in the late Seventies. Early Eighties one John Thompson was was setting a standard and with standing up on social issues. He he was a, he was a a great great person a man of of really high character and You know you don't want it to get lost what a great coach was but he was also a great man.

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"john thompson" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

04:43 min | 3 months ago

"john thompson" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

"The Hoyas head coach from nineteen seventy to nineteen, ninety nine he took him to three final fours in the nineteen eighties won the nineteen eighty-four Ncaa Championship the first african-american coach to win the men's basketball championship. His son eventually took over John Thomson, the third, and now his best player easily of all time Patrick Ewing is Georgetown's coach I want to mention this to you because I know this would affect both of you. Greatly, he spoke to Washingtonian magazine and they simply asked him what did it mean for him to become the first African American coach to win it now listen to this comments. This is John Thompson. Seminal achievement. The significance of knocking down the barrier were very important to me unfortunately, sometimes don't have the right to fail when you're an African American at that time. That's a right that should be awarded anybody who wants to reach a high level goal. But once we won that game, it was like giving the good housekeeping seal of approval to African American coaches of most of the guys were just assistant coaches. They were the guys that. Were there to bring the players into the schools, but they weren't allowed to run these teams to coach these teams they were always the number to you got to go get me players our coach that whole mantra he shattered all the key chatting the whole in he did he opened up a large number of doors and he's absolutely right in even to a degree. You still see both in college basketball and college football where. There's a a small number of college basketball here coaches that are African American as well as football coaches, but there's a ton of assistance that they're not allowing to get into the coordinating positions to be able to move up to hear coaches. That's why again we always about you gotTa have your people in place to be empowered and he was in place to empower those that came behind in the room right in the room. Talk. Say Guys. It's still too. I remember being a kid be saying. Oh I can go to Georgetown gear. I can go I can go to Georgetown. A prestigious academic university and they get it. They get culture goes the first time I've ever seen that. I'm sure there are probably maybe examples before that for me it'll be in thirty nine years old. I've seen like, okay. I can have swaggie. So go to this great university I can do both and play basketball for coach that that gets it and can help kids like I. Never I never thought that it was possible until I saw George H you know obviously, they tried to turn make Georgetown seemed like. It was a bad situation squire ally was thugs and try to create it that way but he wouldn't allow that to happen. He just continued to go out there recruit guys turn turn kids into men, and if you look back at some of his former players, I mean come a- whether it's Patrick Ewing, Zoa or Matombo or a some of the more famous ones but they all reach back to Georgetown you know. Some people go to schools for those three or four years and they never go back and associate themselves with university whatsoever. That's not the case with his guys grade-point key and every time he saw big John. Talk, he told you directly how was he? There was no sugar coating around it and he was saying to your face and you I if forced, you have a moment with yourself every time with voice key. I don't know if you guys have ever had a person around you says things directly to where it cuts through all the BS and you're forced to acknowledge it keyshawn. He's yes. Well I it forces you to address the issue with yourself. I think that's very important like you can't lollygag around and say, well, this had happened or that happened like with all these different excuses you're forced to address the issue with yourself and that's how big John Cut. Through. One of my conversations with him when I was young here in. New York playing football and we were. We were a semi van or something and. He would just having a conversation in one of the things that you say to me is don't allow he was talking about the media. New York to try and get me to be something that I wasn't stick to my guns be who I am don't just fall because they want you to in so that that is always you know Kinda stuck in your head when you have compensation deep conversations like that with people like John Thompson, it's like, okay, I get it whether it's like, George Raveling whether it's Cheney like all these old heads that was like great college. Basketball. Coaches that you have the opportunity to meet in in clash with and have conversations with you always want to try and take something away from that. It's a great point George Raveling USC, and in Iowa and obviously John Chaney at temple legendary career for a couple of other. African American coaches and all those.

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Barr Expands Early Release of Inmates at Prisons Seeing More Coronavirus Cases

Morning Edition

03:43 min | 8 months ago

Barr Expands Early Release of Inmates at Prisons Seeing More Coronavirus Cases

"Covert nineteen is spreading quickly through prisons the federal bureau of prisons says a hundred and thirty eight inmates and fifty nine employees have tested positive and at least seven inmates have died here is NPR justice correspondent Ryan Lucas with the story of one prison where things are especially Pat the Oakdale federal correctional complex is about a three hour drive west of New Orleans and has three low security facilities and is home to almost two thousand inmates they're all really afraid they feel like they're sitting ducks really just kind of waiting to get infected because it's getting out of control over there pretty quickly that's our John Thompson her boyfriend Brandon live this isn't telling me they're in touch on a daily basis via email and phone she says life is usually pretty stoic but last week that changed Brandon sounded really really panicked just terrified that he might die in there and he's like I'm not going to die like this those worries are not unfounded five inmates at Oakdale have died from cove in nineteen twenty two have tested positive as have for staff according to the bureau of prisons a week ago the bureau announced a fourteen day lockdown at all federal prisons to try to slow the virus is spread inmates are to be confined to their cells but for life is a hundred and forty or so others at his facility there are no cells to be locked in they sleep in barracks style buildings and bunk beds and about three feet apart again Thompson so there's two rooms at seventy banks and all night long he has a hard time sleeping because of the coughing her boyfriend she says is diabetic and has acute pancreatitis underlying health conditions that compound their fears Carla Lunsford is in the same situation she worries about her son Donald few get who's an inmate in another part of Oakdale he's worried and I'm worried because Donald has a birth defect yet one of his lungs are smaller than the other he has had some asthma problems from that he's told her that he fears catching the virus from the guards who rotate among all parts of the Oakdale complex he says guard sometimes wear masks and sometimes they don't the drumbeat of confirmed cases and deaths out of Oakdale make her nervous so it sure does it scare you caring about a minute you know Attorney General William Barr on Friday ordered the bureau of prisons to shift more inmates to home confinement and speed up the release of high risk inmates particularly those in Oakdale and two other hard hit facilities that has raised hopes for an early release but okay all inmates are not alone in their fears the prison staff are also scared right now Ronald Morris is a maintenance worker at Oakdale and the president of a local prison workers union we are at the epicenter of the pandemic from the bureau according to the union's tally Oakdale is even harder hit than the bureau statistics suggest Morris says that as of Sunday twenty five inmates attend the positive including the five who have died more waiting on results on the staff study says there are twenty one confirmed cases and another seventeen who are waiting for results now I absolutely believe I've been exposed I believe it would be safe to say that eighty percent of the staff out there have been exposed already the toll from the viruses for staff to work double shifts Moore says his biggest fear is catching the virus and taking it home to his wife and three teenage kids he says he does what he can to try to prevent that when he gets home every day he kicked his boots off outside and spray them with Lysol he strips down in his utility room and throws his clothes directly into the washing machine and then run straight into the shower the virus doesn't care if your prison staffer an inmate he says that's just the dangerous nature of what Oakdale dealing with Ryan Lucas NPR news

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Wizards promote Tommy Sheppard to general manager, add former NFL exec Sashi Brown to front office

The Jim Rome Show

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

Wizards promote Tommy Sheppard to general manager, add former NFL exec Sashi Brown to front office

"The Washington wizards announcing some changes for their front office today including the official hiring of Tommy Shepard as their new general manager I think the biggest thing we want to create here's a hard working environment hi character players and established continuity move for wizards also named former Cleveland Browns executive vice president Sashi brown as chief planning an operations officer for monumental basketball the group that includes the wizards W. NBA mistakes in the G. leaks capital city club also former Georgetown head coach John Thompson the third will be in charge of the newly formed athlete development and engagement

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Jim O'connell, Lou Carnesecca and Jim O'connell discussed on 24 Hour News

24 Hour News

00:38 sec | 2 years ago

Jim O'connell, Lou Carnesecca and Jim O'connell discussed on 24 Hour News

"Jim o'connell has died o'connell origin close relationships with hall of fame coaches like mike chef ski jim calhoun lou carnesecca and john thompson jim o'connell was sixty four sports fifteen at forty five round the clock joey waller wind sport hey folks burn that john taveras jersey islander fans when you can trade it in for breakfast that's it breakfast folks at bagel boss are offering a dozen bagels to any fan who turns in their taveras memorabilia down at their hicksville location items go left it will be donated to charity as owls fans i do not need to be reminded he left the team after nine years as their best player to sign a seventy seven million dollar.

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Macron looks for common ground with Putin

Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe

01:44 min | 2 years ago

Macron looks for common ground with Putin

"Newspaper says that under the new proposal britain would connect e you external taras followed the blocks customs code and implement regulatory alignment on industrial goods meanwhile britain's tax authorities says the customs model favored by parliamentary brexit is could cost businesses as much as twenty billion pounds a year doing jess shankleman says this would be six times more expensive than maize favored plan john thompson chief executive of h m revenue and customs told lawmakers the customs partnership the may has proposed the uk should adopt after at least the european union will cost businesses no more than three point four billion pounds a year in london jess shankleman bloomberg daybreak europe and world leaders are gathering in saint petersburg today for the international economic forum this ladder puritan enjoys a new sense of popularity in the face of us protectionism bloomberg's henry mayor reports of the years of being frozen out by western leaders president vladimir putin seems to be the man everyone wants to see after president donald trump walked out of the iran nuclear deal pushing russia and europe closer annual investment showcase the guest of honor will be french president emmanuel macron who's attending along shinzo abe of japan in moscow henry mayor bloomberg daybreak europe day on air net tick tock on twitter powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts and model one hundred twenty countries i'm sandra kilhof this is bloomberg thanks so much sandra now with your morning sports here's joe townsend somerset cricket said dumbass will make you england debut in the first test against pakistan starts loves this morning the twenty year old spinner surprise callup having played just sixteen county championship matches are looking to recover from paul winter after losing test series against australia and new zealand just butlers been recalled as a specialist batsman having consistently impressed in.

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For the first time in a long time, Tiger Woods looking forward to Masters week

The Dan Patrick Show

01:31 min | 2 years ago

For the first time in a long time, Tiger Woods looking forward to Masters week

"Be masters odds are out tiger woods at nine to one he's your favorite justin thomas eleven to one rory macaroni and eleven to one dustin johnson at twenty three to to jordan speak after that justin rose bubba watson phil mickelson it's six teen to one jason day at twenty two one and john rahm and rickie fowler twenty two one if i give tiger or the field member when we used to do that tiger the field we do that just about every major for about eight years the first five years of the century that was the sports radio staple yeah tiger or the field nine to one though for tiger that's asking a whole lot now i know it's a course and that's that's the great thing about when you go to augusta there the more you play the better you're going to be because you just know the the subtle nuances of that those that course the greens it's amazing when you go there because you'll see a green and you'll look at it on tv and you go oh that doesn't look like it's that difficult and then you go and you're actually on the grounds or you get a chance to play it if you're lucky and you go oh my god it looks like they buried a an elephant in the middle of the green like there's that much of undulation mounds the break with it so when you play there and tiger loves it there but but you look at the other guys mickelson bubba.

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"john thompson" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour

The New Yorker Radio Hour

05:32 min | 2 years ago

"john thompson" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour

"In January nineteen. Eighty five. The police came in arrested, John Thompson. So at first he assumed it was for drug possession or possessions stolen property or something. But then the cops told him it was for a murder charge. It was a joke to me. I thought an avid, it was like a relief. You tell me about some fucking murder for murder. Relief. I'm worrying about you saying that you got somebody that I suppose fucking drums to undercover they can you be for something. We should just jump in and say, John does not watch his language. He talks exactly the way he talks. So we're going to do our best, but you should just know if you're listening with kids or if you're sensitive anyway, John, he's committed crimes, low level crimes, but he saying is nothing violent and murder. Never you. You tell me about some fucking. Please. It was relief. Here's what had happened a few weeks earlier. This young man in railay USA got killed on the street. The attacker robbed him late at night, took his wallet, took a ring off his finger and shot him and killed him. Raila USA was from very prominent business family in New Orleans, well-connected big donors to local politicians. So even though there were a lot of murders around this time, this particular murder was front. Page news. There is a lot of pressure to solve this murder quickly. So the family puts up a big reward. They ask anyone to come forward with information, and a lot of people called in most of the things they called in with were useless. But this one guy called in, he seemed to know a lot about the murder what he told the cops was I help John Thompson sell the gun, the murder weapon. I think John Thompson in this guy, Kevin Freeman, they're the ones who did it. So he and the cops went to the person's house that he said he told the gun to, and when he got. They're the man he'd sold the gun to was wearing Ray Liotta uses ring. And when the cops asked him, hey, Where'd you get that ring? He said, oh, John Thompson, sold it to me. So at this point, the police started questioning John as a murder, suspect. I'm they tell y'all something. I don't know none about I wasn't there how to fuck you. Want me to you about what happened wasn't there? I can't give you got to deal with the prison of the people who was there, but I wasn't none of at this point. Police are questioning both John Thomson and Kevin Freeman trying to get them each to flip on each other. John actually knew Kevin and had bought stolen stuff from him in the past. But all he said to the cops was look. I don't know anything about a murder, basically just stone while them wouldn't have enough. But while John was maintaining that silence with the cops, Kevin was talking. Once he realized that I wouldn't testifying against him, wasn't going to give them up. He gave me up like he hurry up in verse to flip. So Kevin, Sean Hannity. Here he told the police that he'd been with John that night and that John was the murderer. He cut a deal with the prosecutors and offer to testify against John and in exchange, they offered him very lenient sentence. So now the prosecutors have what they wanted. They had an eyewitness identifying a murder. Then something else happened that was very, very bad for John when he was arrested, his photo ran in the paper and the cops got another call saying, hey, that guy you have in custody for killing that executive son. He also did this carjacking. It turns out that a couple of weeks earlier three white teenagers were leaving the Superdome when an African American guide tried to carjack them when John's photo ran in the paper, the father of those kids sees the paper and says to the kids, is this the guy that carjacked you? And they said, yeah, I think it is. John got charged with the carjacking two. Here's what you need to know about the district attorney's office in New Orleans at the time. It was run by Harry Connick senior who? Yes is the father of Harry. Connick junior Hurricana senior was known to have a win at all costs, kind of mentality. In fact, the lead prosecutor on John's case would later become notorious for keeping a mini electric chair on his desk with the faces of all the people he'd sent to death row. So they get a case like the murder of rely USA. This wealthy well-connected white guy. The DA's office wants a conviction. They want it fast and they want the maximum sentence they can get, and that's the death penalty. So they did something unusual. In this case, they scheduled the carjacking trial. I, even though it happened after the murder and it was the less serious charge. But if John had a violent felony conviction on his record, then they could use that to go for the death penalty on the murder case. So at the beginning of the trial, John's attorneys ask. The prosecutors to hand over any scientific evidence that they had. And the prosecutor said, absolutely. But the defense never got anything. In fact, at the trial, the evidence against John was basically just the testimony, the eyewitness identification of these three teenagers. And based on that testimony, the jury convicted John of attempted robbery for that. His first violent charge. John was sentenced to forty nine years in prison without the possibility of parole.

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