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Hoya history maker

Updated: February 25, 2000, 8:13 PM ET
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When Georgetown University won the NCAA men's basketball championship in 1984, head coach John Thompson made history. Thompson, though, had mixed feelings about becoming the first African American coach to win a national title in college basketball.

"I might have been the first black person who was provided with an opportunity to compete for this prize, that you have discriminated against thousands of my ancestors to deny them this opportunity," Thompson told Gary Miller on a recent edition ...

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