"Patrick's commitment to Georgetown and to further animating our legacy of excellence is inspiring," DeGioia said in a statement. "He is a visionary leader with a deep connection to our community. His experience as a coach over the last 15 years with some of the best basketball minds in the country has prepared him to lead our program. We very much look forward to welcoming him back to our Hilltop as the head coach of our men's basketball team."
"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," Georgetown president John J. DeGioia said in a statement.