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John Thompson Net Worth

John Thompson Net Worth is
$3 Million

John Thompson Biography

John Robert Thompson Jr., born in the 2 September, 1941, is an American sports commentator who was also a former basketball player and coach most notably for his time working with Georgetown Hoyas.

So how much is Thompson’s net worth? As of late 2016, based on authoritative sources he has a net worth of $3 million, acquired from his years as a basketball player and later on as a coach and sports commentator.

John Thompson Net Worth $3 million

Born in Washington, D.C., Thompson fell in love with basketball at a very young age. His mother wanted for him to have a good education so she sent him to a Catholic school at the Archbishop Carroll High School. He performed exceptionally well during his high school years, even leading his team at a 24-0 record during his last term.

After an outstanding high school record, Thompson then went to Providence College. During his playing time with Providence, he became part of the first team to go to the NCAA tournament in 1964 and was also an All-American in his senior year. With his accolades, he was then drafted to the National Basketball Association and became part of Boston Celtics.

Thompson played with Boston Celtics from 1964 and 1966. After only two years, Thompson decided that his passion is in coaching so he decided to retire early and focused on what he love. Although his career playing professional basketball was short-lived it still helped him with his net worth.

In 1966, Thompson’s new career as a coach started when he worked with St. Anthony High School. He worked with the school for six years until he transferred to coaching Georgetown University.

Although the men’s basketball team of Georgetown University was not performing very well, Thompson turned the team around and made it one of the most successful teams producing the most graduates and even NBA players. His three-decade long career with Georgetown garnered him numerous awards and accolades and became the highlight of his whole career. His successful stint as a coach tremendously increased his net worth and helped his career enormously.

Thompson took home seven Coach of the Year Award over the course of thirty years and has trained basketball players like Sleepy Floyd, Patrick Ewing, Dikembe Mutombo, Alonzo Mourning and Allen Iverson who are now known to have led successful playing careers.

In 1999, Thompson decided to retire from coaching Georgetown University and shifted careers as a sports commentator. He got his own sports talk show, “The John Thompson Show” that was aired in ESPN 980. He also has a contract with Clear Channel Radio and Sports Talk 980. His various works as a sports commentator also helped in terms of his wealth.

In terms of his personal life, he has three children John Thompson III, Ronny Thompson, and Tiffany Thompson.

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Quick Facts

Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 2, 1941
Place Of BirthWashington, D.C., United States
Height2.08 m
Weight122 kg
ProfessionBasketball player, sports commentator
NationalityAmerican
SpouseSamantha Sharp
ChildrenJohn Thompson III, Ronny Thompson, Tiffany Thompson
SiblingsBen Thomson
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Thompson_(basketball)


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Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Like Mike2002John Thompson (uncredited)
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper1995TV SeriesJohn Thompson
The Exorcist III1990John Thompson - Georgetown Hoyas Basketball Coach (uncredited)

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30 for 302014TV Series documentaryHimself
Without Bias2009Himself - Coach, Georgetown University 1972-99
American Gangster2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel1995-2006TV SeriesHimself - Former Head Basketball Coach, Georgetown (segment "All in the Family") / Himself - Head Basketball Coach, Georgetown University (segment "Coach")
Perfect Upset: The 1985 Villanova vs. Georgetown NCAA Championship2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
ESPNU Town-hall Meeting2005TV MovieHimself
Seasons of Change: The African American Athlete2003TV MovieHimself
First Monday2002TV SeriesHimself
Bill Russell: My Life, My Way2000TV Movie documentaryHimself - Boston Celtics 1964-1966
60 Minutes2000TV Series documentaryHimself - Sports Talk Show Host (segment "Dikembe Mutombo")
Charlie Rose1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
He Got Game1998Himself
The Sixth Man1997Himself
Hoop Dreams1994DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tragedy to Triumph: The Maryland Terrapin Odyssey2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Coach: Georgetown University, '72-'99
60 Minutes2000TV Series documentaryHimself - Sports Talk Show Host (segment "Dikembe Mutombo")
Webster1987TV SeriesHimself
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