Ex-Georgetown Coach Thompson Recovering After Intestine SurgeryErik Matuszewski
Former Georgetown University basketball coach John Thompson, who guided the Hoyas to the 1984 national title, is recovering at home after having surgery two weeks ago for a benign twisted intestine.
Thompson, 73, wasn’t at the Big East Conference tournament in New York as a radio analyst on Westwood One’s broadcasts and will miss at least part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s tournament.
“Unfortunately, he is unable to travel extensively for the next few weeks,” Westwood One said in a statement. “Otherwise he would be in his favorite spot -- courtside for March Madness.”
A member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Thompson has been part of Westwood One’s broadcast team for the past 11 years.
Thompson’s son, John Thompson III, has coached the Georgetown team since the 2004-05 season. The Hoyas (21-10), who lost in the Big East semifinals, are the No. 4 seed in the South Regional of the NCAA tournament.