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Topic - John Thompson
Georgetown (4-2) hosts High Point Thursday night and hopes its overall wayward 3-point shooting shows as well.
Georgetown starts a four-game homestand on Saturday, providing a chance for coach John Thompson III fine tune his schemes and rotations.
College hoops practices started earlier than ever this season. Sounds like a coach's dream, right? GW's Mike Lonergan says not at all.
Allen Iverson's highlights played one more time on the big screen, diehard Philadelphia 76ers fans and Julius Erving all part of the crowd catching one more glimpse of No. 3 in his prime.
Iverson officially retired from the NBA on Wednesday, ending a 15-year career during which he won the 2001 MVP award and four scoring titles. Iverson retired in Philadelphia where he had his greatest successes and led the franchise to the 2001 NBA finals.
Jim Calhoun witnessed basketball practices all over the country in nearly half a century of coaching _ including Bob Knight's sessions _ and said he never saw the likes of the video that emerged this week of Rutgers' Mike Rice.
Once the video went viral, Mike Rice's coaching days at Rutgers were over.
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Syracuse and Georgetown, one more heavyweight clash in Madison Square Garden.
John Thompson, the first of the Georgetown coaches with that name, was sitting on a raised area just feet from where John Thompson III was accepting the trophy for Big East Coach of the Year.
The Hoyas enter this week's conference tournament assured they'll be back at MSG next year and still playing in something called the Big East, the result of the agreement that breaks up the conference into basketball-centric and those that play big-time football.
John Thompson Jr. coached Georgetown to a regular-season title in 1979-80, Year 1 of the Big East, and his son took the Hoyas to the final regular-season title before the conference undergoes massive changes, emphatically ending the rivalry against Syracuse with a 61-39 win Saturday.
This will be the 89th meeting between the schools (Syracuse leads 48-40), and John Thompson III said it won't be the last. But occasional non-conference matchups probably won't hold the same sway.
Porter's incredible play stopped the Orange's 38-game winning streak in the Carrier Dome, the longest in Division I, and it came in front of a disappointed record crowd of 35,012, the largest ever to see a college basketball on campus. It was the fewest points scored by Syracuse in the Carrier Dome.
In a few years, the Big East as we know it will be the stuff of legend, with tales told about John Thompson and Lou Carnesecca patrolling the sidelines of a once-proud basketball conference lost amid the shifting tectonic plates of college athletics.
His coach really hasn't given him the opportunity to be on the court, maybe as much as he should have," Georgetown coach John Thompson said Thursday night. "I understand the fans are not in our practices every day, but there is nothing that Cap did today that surprise anyone."
"I think we took one all-things-being-equal bad shot," Thompson said during Wednesday's media session. "Others were bad shots because if you come down and you miss three in a row, well then we don't need to take the fourth even if you're wide open by 10 feet. For the most part at that game, our good shooters, guys who normally makes shots were open by five feet. So was it a bad shot? It was bad because it was the rhythm of the game. ...As a group they have to learn and continue to grow."