John Thompson certainly went out with a bang this season, he almost killed Chris Mullin on national TV during the big east tournament. After his second straight year of finishing below .500 and missing the NCAA tournament, Thompson was fired by Georgetown. The general consensus seems to think it was the perfect time, and I tend to agree.
After 13 season as the Georgetown head coach John Thompson III never quite lived up to the legacy of his father. How could he, his dad was one of the greatest coaches in the history of college basketball, and is most definitley the greatest Georgetown coach ever. John Thompson III, had a 65% winning percentage overall and a 58% winning percentage in conference. Also, after Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Louisville, West Virginia, and UConn left the conference they didn't take over and dominate like they were expected to. Instead, the Hoyas had their 2 worst seasons in Thompson's tenure.
It wasn't all bad for the Hoyas under Thompson though, they had one team go to the final four and they went to two sweet sixteens. Unfortunately, the Hoyas found themselves being eliminated early most times in the tournament. 5 of the years he was their he didn't even make the tournament, and that's unacceptable. We all know who the next head coach is going to be, so why bother actually discussing. If you don't know it's going to be Patrick Ewing, the Georgetown legend. It's going to be his mission to bring back this team to the promise land. After he does that and proves he can actually coach, it'll be off to the Knicks to save them.