August 31, 2020
Monday
Aug 31
2020

Statement from President Clinton on the Passing of John Thompson

New York, NY
Statement

For Immediate Release: August 31, 2020

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Statement from President Clinton on the Passing of John Thompson 

John Thompson was an innovative basketball mind, a gifted leader, and a fine man. In every stage of his legendary career, and especially his 27 years at Georgetown, he built programs that prepared his teams for success on the court, in the classroom, and in life. He stood up for what he believed and taught his players to do the same, and he never gave up on anyone. I'm proud to have been his friend, and I join the many people whose lives he touched in mourning his passing.