Ronny Thompson (C'92), former assistant coach and son of former coach John Thompson, will join Patrick Ewing's staff in an administrative role, according to CBS Sports reporter Jon Rothstein, who posted the news via his Twitter feed.
Thompson, 48, served as an assistant at Loyola (1993-1994), Oregon (1994-1996), Georgetown (1998-2003) and Arkansas (2003-2006). In 2006, he was named head coach at Ball State, but resigned after a 9-22 season, departing after the school accused, but later withdrew, charges of NCAA rules violations against Thompson and his staff. The school settled Thompson's contract for a reported sum of $200,000, and he has not served in coaching since.
In recent years, Thompson has announced selected Georgetown non-conference games on Fox Sports 1 and has been frequently seen at the John R. Thompson Intercollegiate Athletic Center during Ewing's first months as coach. If Thompson rejoins the program, it will be the 45th time in the last 46 seasons a member of his family will have served in the basketball program, with the 2003-04 season the only season without such representation.
Former Georgetown center Dikembe Mutombo (I'91, Honorary '10) has expressed interest in forming an ownership group to buy the NBA's Houston Rockets, per Houston's KRIV-TV.
"It's a great opportunity, now it's just a question of the number," Mutombo said. "There's going to be a lot of discussion and a lot of cash."
Les Alexander bought the club in 1993 for $85 million. "His franchise is in great shape with a winning roster, stable management, and a superstar in his prime locked up for years to come..." writes SB Nation.com. "It's likely that the Rockets' valuation upon sale will beat the [Los Angeles] Clippers' record $2 billion."
For many years, maintaining scoring stats from Kenner League games was like getting a fresh hot dog at intermission--you brought your own.
For 2017, stats are now posted for Georgetown players, thanks to a link from the HoyaTalk board.
A highly regarded women's basketball recruit decommitted from Georgetown on Tuesday, following the departure of coach Natasha Adair to Delaware.
Diamond Bragg, a 5-9 guard from Camp Hill, PA, announced her decision to enroll at Wisconsin, now led by former George Washington coach Jonathan Tsipis. While she thanked the Georgetown staff via a Twitter message, Bragg suggested that Wisconsin offered a higher basketball trajectory that what she could expect at Georgetown.
"I just, sort of, had a change of heart," Bragg told the Harrisburg Patriot-News. "I wanted something new, and Wisconsin is a bigger school in a bigger conference, and I'll be playing against some of the best in the country."
The Hoyas return four starters from last season's 17-13 team that advanced to the opening round of the NIT.