George Thompson Basketball Coach Cause Of Death And Obituary

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George Thompson's death has left everyone in shock, and those in Marquette University and his family are in grief. 

Marquette is mourning the death of George Thompson, who passed away at the age of 74. He is called one of the greatest and most accomplished athletes in the history of the team men's basketball. He is considered legendary as he was the leading scorer for 40 years. 

Basketball Coach Take On Death Of Legendary George Thompson? His Obituary In Social Media 

George's death has impacted the Marquette as he was on the men's basketball team. He passed away after losing a battle with diabetes at the age of 74. His obituary has become a matter of interest as the university revealed the news on the internet. 

The head coach Shaka Smart from Marquette stated that Thompson was the one who got everything started at the Marquette. He also added George was significant to the program. 

George Thompson speaking on the stage of Marquette University
George Thompson speaking on the stage of Marquette University

George also led his team in scoring during his final two years. Thus, it helped him be selected as an All-American in 19868-1969. Also, in the American Basketball Association, he played for Memphis and Pittsburgh, whereas in NBA, he was in Milwaukee. 

Marquette considers the late athlete the all-time top legendary player of their team. As a result, the VP and Director of the Athletics Bill Scholl said, "George's name is synonymous with Marquette Basketball."

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Know About George Thompson's Wife And Kids

George Thompson's wife and kids' details have remained shadowed, as the coach never revealed his family in public. Furthermore, the former athlete has dedicated his life to coaching the new talents and helping them achieve their dream and milestone. Thus we believe he might have supported his children in the same manner. 

Nevertheless, as the news was out, netizens expected someone of his blood relation would give their words on his demise. But unfortunately, neither his partner nor his kids have given any statement. Nevertheless, the Marquette family and men's basketball feel a profound loss besides his family. 

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George Thompson's Net Worth At The Time Of Death

George Thompson's net worth is not known to the public at his death. However, he started his career back in 1969 as a point guard. His wealth is expected to be in millions, but his athlete profession only lasted for a few years. 

George Thompson in action
George Thompson in action

Additionally, he got selected in the fifth round of the 1969 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. But his career began with the Pittsburgh Pipers of the upstart American Basketball Association. He played for Pittsburgh Pipers, Memphis Tams, Milwaukee Bucks, and Flamengo throughout his career. 

Furthermore, he is named three-time ABA All-Star from 1972 to 1974. Additionally, his no.24 was retired by Marquette Golden Eagles. 

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