July 19, 1970 |
New York Knicks
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Oklahoma State (asst.)
Metro Christian Academy
Southeastern Louisiana (asst.)
Oklahoma State (asst.)
Arizona State (asst.)
Brooks James Thompson (born July 19, 1970) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Orlando Magic in the 1st round (27th overall) of the 1994 NBA Draft. A 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) guard from Texas A&M University and Oklahoma State University, Thompson played in four NBA seasons for five different teams. He played for the Magic, Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks.
Thompson attended Littleton High School in Littleton, Colorado. Thompson was named the Colorado player of the year in 1989 and lead Littleton to 24-0 record and the state 4A title.
In his NBA career, Thompson played in 168 games and scored a total 760 points. On November 26, 1996, as a member of the Nuggets, he scored a career high 26 points against the Suns.
He also played for a few games in the Greek league for Iraklis Thessaloniki.
On April 19, 2006, Thompson was named head coach of the men's basketball team of the University of Texas at San Antonio.
On November 15, 2009, Thompson and UTSA defeated The University of Iowa. It was UTSA's first ever win versus a Big Ten Conference school.
On March 16, 2011, Thompson guided UTSA to the school's first ever NCAA Tournament win when the Roadrunners defeated Alabama State 70-61.
Head coaching record
|Yavapai Community College (Arizona CC Athletic Conference) (2002–2004)|
|2002–03||Yavapai CC||34-9||20-4||1st||NJCAA Division I Championship|
|2003–04||Yavapai CC||25-8||19-3||1st||NJCAA Division I Championship|
|UTSA (Southland Conference) (2006–2012)|
|2010–11||UTSA||20-14||9-7||3rd (West)||NCAA Second Round|
|UTSA (Western Athletic Conference) (2012–2013)|
|UTSA (Conference USA) (2013–present)|