John Thompson III
|Born||March 11, 1966|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|3 Ivy League regular season (2001, 2002, 2004)|
3 Big East regular season (2007, 2008, 2013)
Big East Tournament (2007)
|Big East Coach of the Year (2013)|
John Robert Thompson III (born March 11, 1966) is the assistant coach for the United States men's national basketball team since 2017. He previously served as the head coach of the men's basketball team at Georgetown University. He grew up in Washington, D.C. and was named first team All-Metro by The Washington Post while playing for Gonzaga College High School in 1984. Thompson was hired on April 20, 2004 to replace Craig Esherick and was fired at the end of the 2017 season. Prior to being hired at Georgetown, Thompson was the head coach for four years at his alma mater, Princeton University.
Thompson is the son of John Thompson, Jr. (Georgetown's head coach from 1972 to 1999), and a 1988 graduate of Princeton.
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Thompson's first notable win with the team took place on January 21, 2006, when unranked Georgetown upset No. 1 Duke. This was Georgetown's first win over a No. 1 ranked team in 21 years. Thompson also achieved his 100th win as a head coach a few nights later with an 85–82 win in double overtime at Notre Dame.
Thompson's 13-year tenure as head coach is the second longest in Georgetown history, and his 278 wins are also second all-time in school history–in both cases, only behind his father.
United States Men's National Team
On October 12, 2017, Thompson was named by USA Basketball as the assistant coach of the United States men's national basketball team for all FIBA World Cup qualifiers leading to the 2019 FIBA World Cup. This was his second time as an assistant coach in the National Programme; he has previously (2008) served as an assistant for the Under 18 men's team.
In July 2019, Thompson joined Monumental Sports & Entertainment, owner of the NBA's Washington Wizards and WNBA's Washington Mystics, to become the lead of their newly formed athlete development and engagement department.
Head coaching record
|Princeton Tigers (Ivy League) (2000–2004)|
|2000–01||Princeton||16–11||11–3||1st||NCAA Division I First Round|
|2001–02||Princeton||16–12||11–3||T–1st||NIT First Round|
|2003–04||Princeton||20–8||13–1||1st||NCAA Division I First Round|
|Princeton:||68–42 (.618)||45–11 (.804)|
|Georgetown Hoyas (Big East Conference) (2004–2017)|
|2005–06||Georgetown||23–10||10–6||T–4th||NCAA Division I Sweet 16|
|2006–07||Georgetown||30–7||13–3||1st||NCAA Division I Final Four|
|2007–08||Georgetown||28–6||15–3||1st||NCAA Division I Round of 32|
|2008–09||Georgetown||16–15||7–11||11th||NIT First Round|
|2009–10||Georgetown||23–11||10–8||7th||NCAA Division I Round of 64|
|2010–11||Georgetown||21–11||10–8||8th||NCAA Division I Round of 64|
|2011–12||Georgetown||24–9||12–6||T–4th||NCAA Division I Round of 32|
|2012–13||Georgetown||25–7||14–4||T–1st||NCAA Division I Round of 64|
|2013–14||Georgetown||18–15||8–10||7th||NIT Second Round|
|2014–15||Georgetown||22–11||12–6||T–2nd||NCAA Division I Round of 32|
|Georgetown:||278–151 (.653)||131–94 (.580)|
Postseason invitational champion
- "Thompson, John III". USA Basketball. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
- "Trio of sports industry innovators to lead Monumental Basketball". NBA.com. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
- Branch, John (2007). "Hoyas' Past Is Becoming Present",New York Times, March 23.
- Davis, Barker (2006). "Hoyas survive big scare", Washington Times, January 25.
- Graff, Garrett "Thompson discusses Georgetown's 2008 season", The Washingtonian, December 4, 2007.
- Haber, Brett (March 2012). "In the Name of the Father". Washingtonian. Washington, D.C.: Washingtonian Magazine, Inc.
- Heaps, Bailey and Olivia Scott (2007). "JT III Signs on for Six More Years", The Hoya, September 28.
- Powell, Camille (2006). "Hoyas KO the Big", Washington Post, January 22, p. E-1.
- Wise, Mike (2006). "Princeton Offense Keeps Hoyas on the Move", Washington Post, March 23, p. E-12.
- Wolff, Alexander (2008-03-18). "Cut from the Same Cloth". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2008-03-19.
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