July 19, 1970|
|Died||June 9, 2016
San Antonio, Texas
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||400 lb (181 kg)|
|High school||Littleton (Littleton, Colorado)|
|NBA draft||1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall|
|Selected by the Orlando Magic|
|Number||22, 6, 4, 7|
|1998||New York Knicks|
|1998–1999||Oklahoma State (asst.)|
|1999–2000||Metro Christian Academy|
|2000–2001||Southeastern Louisiana (asst.)|
|2001–2002||Oklahoma State (asst.)|
|2004–2006||Arizona State (asst.)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
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.
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
|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)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion