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John Thompson Jr., the first Black coach to win the NCAA championship, dies age 78

September 3, 2020

John Thompson Jr., the first Black basketball head coach to win the NCAA National Championship, died at his Arlington, Virginia, home on Sunday, August 30, 2020, according to his family. He was 78. Thompson had been suffering from multiple health challenges, a family source said. The cause of death is unknown. He was surrounded by… [Read More]