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Twitter Mourns Loss of John Thompson, Jr.

Basketball Icons, Journalists, Fans Pay Respects to Georgetown’s Coach Emeritus

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Fans of the Georgetown Hoyas and the Casual Hoya community have been mourning the loss of John Thompson, Jr. but it hasn’t stopped there. The nation has taken to social media to praise and thank the legendary coach.

Thompson is the foundation of Georgetown Basketball, among many other things. The outpouring of respect, admiration, and love has been extremely powerful. We are proud to echo the sentiments and tradition of a man who taught and guided so many of our heroes and worked so damn hard to keep our favorite school, collegiate sport, and nation honest.