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    RIP John Thompson

    The saying deaths happen in threes must be true. Chadwick Bozeman, Clifford Robinson, now John Thompson:

    https://www.espn.com/mens-college-ba...jr-dies-age-78
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    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.


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    Re: RIP John Thompson

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    The saying deaths happen in threes must be true. Chadwick Bozeman, Clifford Robinson, now John Thompson:

    https://www.espn.com/mens-college-ba...jr-dies-age-78
    Lute Olson as well...definitely a sad last few days!
    I'm out...like a fat kid in dodgeball

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    Re: RIP John Thompson

    John Thompson was a legend among legends in the greatest college basketball conference during the 80's/90's. Like so many of the iconic coaches in that conference during that era, the line "loved by many, hated by many more, and respected by all" is fitting.

    RIP Big John
    “The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”
    ― Marcus Aurelius

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    Re: RIP John Thompson

    Cliff's Coach.

    Go Huskies!
    "One problem with people who have no vices is that they're pretty sure to have some annoying virtues."

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    Re: RIP John Thompson

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    Cliff's Coach.

    Go Huskies!
    Unless I'm missing something, I believe you're thinking of Jim Calhoun.

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    Re: RIP John Thompson

    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    Unless I'm missing something, I believe you're thinking of Jim Calhoun.
    Thank you. Too many teams with the same mascot.

    Wherever Calhoun is, "To your health".
    "One problem with people who have no vices is that they're pretty sure to have some annoying virtues."

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    Re: RIP John Thompson

    Georgetown is a different dog: a Hoya.

    In any event, I really got to like Thompson through his broadcasting work. He was really, really good as a color analyst on Westwood One college basketball radio coverage.

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