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John Thompson Net Worth

John Thompson net worth is

$3 Million

John Thompson Wiki Biography

John Robert Thompson Jr., born in the 2 September, 1941, is an American sports commentator who was also a former basketball player and coach most notably for his time working with Georgetown Hoyas.

So how much is Thompson’s net worth? As of late 2016, based on authoritative sources he has a net worth of $3 million, acquired from his years as a basketball player and later on as a coach and sports commentator.

John Thompson Net Worth $3 million

Born in Washington, D.C., Thompson fell in love with basketball at a very young age. His mother wanted for him to have a good education so she sent him to a Catholic school at the Archbishop Carroll High School. He performed exceptionally well during his high school years, even leading his team at a 24-0 record during his last term.

After an outstanding high school record, Thompson then went to Providence College. During his playing time with Providence, he became part of the first team to go to the NCAA tournament in 1964 and was also an All-American in his senior year. With his accolades, he was then drafted to the National Basketball Association and became part of Boston Celtics.

Thompson played with Boston Celtics from 1964 and 1966. After only two years, Thompson decided that his passion is in coaching so he decided to retire early and focused on what he love. Although his career playing professional basketball was short-lived it still helped him with his net worth.

In 1966, Thompson’s new career as a coach started when he worked with St. Anthony High School. He worked with the school for six years until he transferred to coaching Georgetown University.

Although the men’s basketball team of Georgetown University was not performing very well, Thompson turned the team around and made it one of the most successful teams producing the most graduates and even NBA players. His three-decade long career with Georgetown garnered him numerous awards and accolades and became the highlight of his whole career. His successful stint as a coach tremendously increased his net worth and helped his career enormously.

Thompson took home seven Coach of the Year Award over the course of thirty years and has trained basketball players like Sleepy Floyd, Patrick Ewing, Dikembe Mutombo, Alonzo Mourning and Allen Iverson who are now known to have led successful playing careers.

In 1999, Thompson decided to retire from coaching Georgetown University and shifted careers as a sports commentator. He got his own sports talk show, “The John Thompson Show” that was aired in ESPN 980. He also has a contract with Clear Channel Radio and Sports Talk 980. His various works as a sports commentator also helped in terms of his wealth.

In terms of his personal life, he has three children John Thompson III, Ronny Thompson, and Tiffany Thompson.

Net Worth $3 Million
Date Of Birth September 2, 1941
Place Of Birth Washington, D.C., United States
Height 2.08 m
Weight 122 kg
Profession Basketball player, sports commentator
Nationality American
Spouse Samantha Sharp
Children John Thompson III, Ronny Thompson, Tiffany Thompson
Siblings Ben Thomson
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0860321/
# Fact
1 Father of John Thompson.
2 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.
3 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.
4 Back-up center for Bill Russell while he played for the Celtics.
5 Played for Providence College (1960-1964). All-State (1962-1964). All-District, All-Conference, All-American and Team MVP (1964). New England Player of the Year (1964).
6 Basketball coach at Georgetown University, 1972-1999.
7 Played for the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Boston Celtics, 1964-1965 & 1965-1966.
8 Enshrined as a coach in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999.


Title Year Status Character
Like Mike 2002 John Thompson (uncredited)
Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper 1995 TV Series John Thompson
The Exorcist III 1990 John Thompson – Georgetown Hoyas Basketball Coach (uncredited)


Title Year Status Character
30 for 30 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Without Bias 2009 Himself – Coach, Georgetown University 1972-99
American Gangster 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Blame… 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2000-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
ESPN 25: Who’s #1? 2004-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel 1995-2006 TV Series Himself – Former Head Basketball Coach, Georgetown (segment “All in the Family”) / Himself – Head Basketball Coach, Georgetown University (segment “Coach”)
Perfect Upset: The 1985 Villanova vs. Georgetown NCAA Championship 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
ESPNU Town-hall Meeting 2005 TV Movie Himself
Seasons of Change: The African American Athlete 2003 TV Movie Himself
First Monday 2002 TV Series Himself
Bill Russell: My Life, My Way 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself – Boston Celtics 1964-1966
60 Minutes 2000 TV Series documentary Himself – Sports Talk Show Host (segment “Dikembe Mutombo”)
Charlie Rose 1999 TV Series Himself – Guest
He Got Game 1998 Himself
The Sixth Man 1997 Himself
Hoop Dreams 1994 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1986 TV Series Himself

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