John Thompson III will not return as the head coach of the Georgetown Hoyas, multiple sources tell Casual Hoya. There are conflicting reports as to whether he offered his resignation or was fired by the Board this morning.
More on this situation as it develops.
Update: Now confirmed by ESPN:
Georgetown has parted ways with John Thompson III, sources told ESPN. https://t.co/w0OkCCVJQ6— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 23, 2017
Statement from University President John J. DeGioia
March 23, 2017
It is with profound regret and deep appreciation that I informed John Thompson III this morning that the University will no longer be retaining his services as our Head Men’s Basketball Coach.
For thirteen years, he has been one of the elite coaches in college basketball. His performance as a coach has been exceptional, and he has served our community with remarkable distinction and integrity, sustaining our commitment to the academic performance of our students and providing them with the very best preparation for their lives beyond the Hilltop.
Our tradition of excellence as a University will forever be inextricably linked with John and his family.
We are committed to taking the necessary steps to strengthen our program and maintaining the highest levels of academic integrity and national competitiveness.
We will work immediately to begin a national search for a new Head Men’s Basketball Coach.
I remain deeply grateful to John for all that he has done on behalf of Georgetown University.
Statement from JT3: