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Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 12/16/2011

John Thompson Show to end after 13 years

Legendary former Georgetown men’s basketball coach John Thompson Jr. has been a fixture on D.C. sports radio for more than a decade, but on Friday “Big John” announced his run is coming to an end.

During Friday’s broadcast of ESPN 980’s weekday radio program “The John Thompson Show,” the 70-year-old Washingtonian announced he is ending the program in February after 13 years on the air.

Thompson, who coached the Hoyas from 1972-1999 and led them to the 1984 national championship, says he is not retiring, but will be exploring other opportunities while continuing to work for Westwood One and Turner.

(H/T Dan Steinberg)

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