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John Thompson III out at Georgetown

Georgetown coach John Thompson III signals a play during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Creighton in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

John Thompson III will not return as Head Coach of the Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Goodman Thursday which was later confirmed by Georgetown's athletic department.

This past season, Georgetown finished with a record of 14-18, including a 5-13 record in the Big East. Thompson is the son of Georgetown legend, former coach John Thompson.

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia issued the following statement Thursday afternoon:

It is with profound regret and deep appreciation that I informed John Thompson III this morning that the University will no longer be retaining his services as our Head Men’s Basketball Coach.
For thirteen years, he has been one of the elite coaches in college basketball. His performance as a coach has been exceptional, and he has served our community with remarkable distinction and integrity, sustaining our commitment to the academic performance of our students and providing them with the very best preparation for their lives beyond the Hilltop.
Our tradition of excellence as a University will forever be inextricably linked with John and his family.
We are committed to taking the necessary steps to strengthen our program and maintaining the highest levels of academic integrity and national competitiveness.
We will work immediately to begin a national search for a new Head Men’s Basketball Coach.
I remain deeply grateful to John for all that he has done on behalf of Georgetown University.


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