Remembering John Thompson [Video]

The basketball world mourns the loss of legendary coach and Hall of Famer John Thompson. As a player, “Big John” won two championships with the Celtics and would go on to coach 27 seasons at Georgetown University, winning close to 600 games and an NCAA title. Thompson was known for much more than his mastery of the game – he valued education above all else, and instilled that value in his players. The coach of four future Hall of Famers – Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning, Dikembe Mutombo and Allen Iverson – Thompson is remembered by Mourning in this tribute to his life and legacy.

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