Athletes

John Thompson Net Worth

John Thompson Net Worth 2018: Wiki, Married, Family, Wedding, Salary, Siblings

John Thompson net worth is
$3 Million

John Thompson Wiki/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.


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
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0860321/
#Fact
1Father of John Thompson.
2Led the United States to a bronze medal in the 1988 Olympic Games and was an assistant coach for the 1976 gold medal-winning team.
3Georgetown record: 596-239. In his 27-year tenure as head coach at Georgetown, his teams appeared in three Final Fours (1982, 1984, 1985), played in 14 consecutive NCAA tournaments (1979-1992), made 24 consecutive post-season appearances (20 NCAA, 4 NIT) and won seven Big East Tournament championships. National championship (1984). Holds conference records for most overall Big East wins (231), most regular-season Big East wins (198) and conference championships (seven regular season, six tournaments). Won seven Coach of the Year awards: Big East (1980, 1987, 1992), United States Basketball Writers Association and The Sporting News (1984), National Association of Basketball Coaches (1985) and United Press International (1987). Saw a 97 percent graduation rate among his four-year players.
4Back-up center for Bill Russell while he played for the Celtics.
5Played for Providence College (1960-1964). All-State (1962-1964). All-District, All-Conference, All-American and Team MVP (1964). New England Player of the Year (1964).
6Basketball coach at Georgetown University, 1972-1999.
7Played for the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Boston Celtics, 1964-1965 & 1965-1966.
8Enshrined as a coach in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999.

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

Known for movies


Source
IMDB Wikipedia

Related Articles

Close