John (VI) Thompson filmography and biography
Date of birth: 2 September 1941, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
John (VI) Thompson trivia
- Enshrined as a coach in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999.
- Played for the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Boston Celtics, 1964-65 & 1965-66.
- Basketball coach at Georgetown University, 1972-99.
- Played for Providence College (1960-64). All-State (1962-64). All-District, All-Conference, All-American and Team MVP (1964). New England Player of the Year (1964).
- Back-up center for Bill Russell while he played for the Celtics.
- Georgetown record: 596-239. In his 27-year tenure as head coach at Georgetown, his teams appeared in three Final Fours (1982, 1984, 1985), played in 14 consecutive NCAA tournaments (1979-1992), made 24 consecutive post-season appearances (20 NCAA, 4 NIT) and won seven Big East Tournament championships. National championship (1984). Holds conference records for most overall Big East wins (231), most regular-season Big East wins (198) and conference championships (seven regular season, six tournaments). Won seven Coach of the Year awards: Big East (1980, 1987, 1992), United States Basketball Writers Association and The Sporting News (1984), National Association of Basketball Coaches (1985) and United Press International (1987). Saw a 97 percent graduation rate among his four-year players.
- Led the United States to a bronze medal in the 1988 Olympic Games and was an assistant coach for the 1976 gold medal-winning team.
John (VI) Thompson filmography
|Perfect Upset: The 1985 Villanova vs. Georgetown NCAA Championship||2005|
|ESPNU Town-hall Meeting||2005|
|ESPN 25: Who's #1?||2004|
|Seasons of Change: The African American Athlete||2003|
|Tragedy to Triumph: The Maryland Terrapin Odyssey||2003|
|Bill Russell: My Life, My Way||2000|
|He Got Game||1998|
|The Sixth Man||1997|
|Hangin' with Mr. Cooper||1992|
|The Exorcist III||1990|