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University of Connecticut Coach Kevin Ollie. (Courtesy of the Washington Informer)

University of Connecticut Coach Kevin Ollie. (Courtesy of the Washington Informer)

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The Disappearing Black Coach In Major College Basketball

Just a handful of years after the tumultuous, racially charged era of the 1960s, Georgetown coach John Thompson peered over his shoulder during a game at McDonough Gym in Northwest. What the coach saw he’d never forget. Neither would many others. “Thompson the [N-word] flop must go,” the racist banner read.