Brooks Thompson

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Brooks Thompson
Personal information
Born (1970-07-19)July 19, 1970
Dallas, Texas
Died June 9, 2016(2016-06-09) (aged 45)
San Antonio, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Littleton (Littleton, Colorado)


NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Position Point guard
Number 22, 6, 4, 7
Career history
As player:
19941996 Orlando Magic
1996 Utah Jazz
1996–1997 Denver Nuggets
1997 Iraklis Thessaloniki
1997–1998 Phoenix Suns
1998 New York Knicks
As coach:
1998–1999 Oklahoma State (asst.)
1999–2000 Metro Christian Academy
2000–2001 Southeastern Louisiana (asst.)
2001–2002 Oklahoma State (asst.)
2002–2004 Yavapai CC
2004–2006 Arizona State (asst.)
2006–2016 UTSA
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Brooks James Thompson (July 19, 1970 – June 9, 2016) was an American basketball coach and retired player who played for the Orlando Magic, Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) guard from Texas A&M University and Oklahoma State University, he was selected by the Orlando Magic in the first round (27th overall) of the 1994 NBA Draft.[1]

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.

On March 10, 2016, Thompson was fired by UTSA following a 5-27 record.

In April, Thompson was diagnosed with double organ failure. His condition improved from critical to stable. He had to be rushed to the emergency room with sepsis just days later.

On June 9, 2016, Thompson died at age 45.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
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
Yavapai CC: 59–17 39–7

UTSA (Southland Conference) (2006–2012)
2006–07 UTSA 7–22 3–13 5th (West)
2007–08 UTSA 13–17 7–9 3rd (West)
2008–09 UTSA 17–12 8–8 4th (West)
2009–10 UTSA 19–11 9–7 3rd (West)
2010–11 UTSA 20–14 9–7 3rd (West) NCAA Second Round
2011–12 UTSA 18–14 10–6 3rd (West)
UTSA (Western Athletic Conference) (2012–2013)
2012–13 UTSA 9–21 3–14 9th
UTSA (Conference USA) (2013–present)
2013–14 UTSA 8–22 4–12 14th
2014–15 UTSA 14–16 8–10 T–7th
2015–16 UTSA 5–27 3–15 14th
UTSA: 130–176 64–101
Total: 189–193

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ Former Oklahoma State player Brooks Thompson dies at age 45

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