Mar. 23, 2017
What Have You Done For Me Lately
The Thompson Era at Georgetown University has unceremoniously ended this afternoon with the firing of John Thompson 3rd. John Thompson Sr. build a college basketball dynasty at Georgetown University leading the Hoyas to a National Championship and perennial contenders for the NCAA crown with hard-nosed coaching and the dynamic ability to recruit nationally recognized basketball talent. When John Thompson left Georgetown University he was replaced by his assistant Craig Estrick who was unable to follow in Big John's footsteps. Yet John Thompson 3rd who followed a basketball legend at Princeton University, Pete Carril, was schooled in the vaulted Princeton offense as well as being the son of the great John Thompson Sr. seemed a natural fit to follow in the large footsteps of his father. Well, in fact, he did have success in Hoya Nation actually getting his team to the Final Four but that success is now past tense and the need to win now was clearly a problem with the basketball program at Georgetown University. The games at the Verizon Center were poorly attended and with no on-campus arena the powers to be had to make a move which was the termination today of the final Thompson to coach in Hoya Nation unless of course, Big John decides to come back at age 75 which isn't happening. Now you will hear names not affiliated with the Thompson regime, will they consider Horace Broadnax, currently coaching at Bethune-Cookman? Nope, I assume that you will hear names from the Mike Krzyzewski coaching tree, Collins, Hurley or Amaker. What have you done for me lately is in full effect on the campus of Georgetown University? The very first black coach to win the NCAA Basketball Tournament on April 2, 1984, legacy has been shelved and his son has been fired. Our black history need never be a black mystery.