John R. Thompson, Jr. is an American former basketball coach for the Georgetown University Hoyas. He is now a professional radio and TV sports commentator. In 1984, he became the first African American head coach to win a major collegiate championship, capturing the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship when Georgetown defeated the University of Houston 84–75. hosts The John Thompson Show, a sports talk show on ESPN 980 (formerly Sports Talk 980) in Washington, D.C. Thompson is perhaps best known for preluding interviews with the statement, "Let me ask you a question..." Thompson signed a lifetime contract with Clear Channel Radio and SportsTalk 980 in February 2006. He continues to spend a lot of time around the Georgetown basketball program, including traveling to road games and participating in press conferences. Here is HBCU Network's interview with the legendary coach and his take on the HBCU experience.
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