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.
”It’s time for me to leave,” Thompson says— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) December 16, 2011
”The fans have been miraculous to me,” Thompson says. Says he’ll have more to say in January— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) December 16, 2011
(H/T Dan Steinberg)