Georgetown Hoyas

Georgetown Hoyas

When Georgetown's men's basketball team first takes the floor next season, they'll do so without longtime head coach John Thompson III. On Thursday afternoon, the school decided to fire the man who had been on the sidelines for the past 13 years and is the son of John Thompson II, and will now begin the search for his replacement.

Shortly after the decision, Thompson III released a statement through David Falk, his attorney. 

Here, in full, is that statement, in which he calls coaching the Hoyas an honor and reflects on how much Georgetown has meant to him and his family:

RELATED: READ THE SCHOOL PRESIDENT'S STATEMENT ON THE FIRING HERE