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:
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MILWAUKEE -- Markus Howard, the nation's leading scorer, poured in 30 points as Marquette romped past Georgetown 93-72 on Wednesday night.
Howard, who came in averaging 27.1 points per game, was 10-of-16 shooting and made half of his 10 3-point attempts. Sacar Anim had 15 points for Marquette (18-9, 8-7 Big East Conference) as did Jamal Cain. Brendan Bailey had 10 points while Jayce Johnson grabbed 11 rebounds to go with nine points. Howard's first 3-pointer of the game gave him 2,636 points to pass Stephen Curry (2,635) and enter the NCAA's top 30 career scoring list.
Jagan Mosely had 19 points and six rebounds for the Hoyas (15-13, 5-10). Jahvon Blair added 18 points. Jamorko Pickett had 12 points.
The Golden Eagles improve to 2-0 against the Hoyas on the season. Marquette defeated Georgetown 84-80 on Jan. 18.
Marquette matches up against Seton Hall at home on Saturday. Georgetown takes on Xavier at home on Sunday.
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CHICAGO -- Charlie Moore had 20 points as DePaul broke its eight-game losing streak, topping Georgetown 74-68 on Saturday night.
Moore hit 8 of 10 foul shots. He added seven assists.
Romeo Weems had 19 points for DePaul (14-13, 2-12 Big East Conference). Paul Reed added 12 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and three blocks. Jaylen Butz had 10 points.
Terrell Allen had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Hoyas (15-12, 5-9). Jamorko Pickett added 19 points and seven rebounds. Jagan Mosely had 13 points.
The Blue Demons leveled the season series against the Hoyas with the win. Georgetown defeated DePaul 76-72 on Feb. 8. DePaul takes on Xavier on the road on Tuesday. Georgetown plays No. 19 Marquette on the road on Wednesday.
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