Legendary basketball coach, John Thompson II passed away in 2020. The Georgetown University’s McDonough Arena is where his legacy as the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men’s basketball championship will forever be cemented in history. Thompson was hired by the Georgetown Hoyas in 1972 and over the course of his 27-year tenure as the head coach of the program, he compiled a 596-239 record, led the team to 20 NCAA appearances, was instrumental in the formation of the Big East Conference, where he led the team to six Big East tournament titles, and a national championship. Just a season before he signed on, the program held a record of 3-23. Under his tutelage, the college basketball program grew to national prominence as Thompson helped to shape the careers of many prominent N.B.A. stars that include Naismith Basketball Hall of Famers Patrick Ewing, Dikembe Mutombo, Allen Iverson and Alonzo Mourning.