In 1984, he became the first African-American head coach to win a major collegiate championship. During his basketball playing career, he played for the Boston Celtics. He was born in Washington, D.C..
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- Boswell, Thomas (1999-06-24). "Thompson Stood for Something". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
- "Former Georgetown coach John Thompson dies at age 78". ABC 7. 31 August 2020. Retrieved August 31, 2020.