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Newz Forum: BASKETBALL: Thompson III to coach Georgetown

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posted on Apr, 20 2004 @ 05:11 PM
John Thompson's son was hired as the new coach of Georgetown's basketball team.

"I am John Thompson's son. I have been John Thompson's son for 38 years. I'm pretty comfortable being John Thompson's son," said Thompson III, the coach at Princeton since 2000. "The pressure that comes along with that no one's going to put more pressure on me than myself."Nothing like keeping it in the family. A handful of coaches have succeeded their fathers in Division I basketball, but the only true comparison for Thompson III is Joey Meyer, who immediately followed his father, Ray, at DePaul in 1984. The younger Meyer was widely considered a good coach, but his career was overshadowed by the fact that he never achieved the success of his father.

It does look like he has had success with Princeton, though. I wish him luck.

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[Edited on 20/4/04 by TRD]

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