Hall of Fame Coach Who Saved Allen Iverson's Life John Thompson Dead at 78

Coach John Thompson was more than a coach, to many current & former NBA players he was a father figure. In 1984, Coach John Thompson became the first black head coach to ever win an NCAA championship with the Georgetown Hoyas. He was a 2x NBA Champion with the Boston Celtics.

During his Hall of fame speech in 2016 NBA legend, Allen Iverson thanked Coach Thompson for saving his life. Coming out of High School, Allen Iverson was one of the most sought after players in both basketball & football. In the video below you will hear the story of how Iverson was able to overcome adversity because of Coach Thompson. Peep the IG post from AI down below.

Rest Up Coach Thompson!

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