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Many Calling For Georgetown To Fire John Thompson III

The Hoyas probably need to make a coaching change - but will they do it?

Georgetown's men's basketball program hasn't reached the Sweet 16 since 2007. The drought is going to continue this year - the Hoyas are 14-16, 9th in the Big East, and only a miracle run in the conference tournament will get them into the Big Dance.

Is it time for a coaching change?

Many would say: Yes.

The Hoyas are in a tricky situation, though, as their head coach, John Thompson III, is the son of legendary Georgetown coach John Thompson, who remains a big figure in the school's community.

From ESPN:

"Everyone knows a change needs to be made," one former player said. "But no one will dare stand up and say it."

Not with Big John Thompson, the legendary former coach and the current coach's father, around.

"Everyone is scared to death," another ex-player said.

Thompson III, 50, is 278-148 as Georgetown's head coach, but the Hoyas appear to be trending downward. The program is about to miss the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four seasons. The lack of success when the Hoyas have made the tournament is unacceptable.

A change at the top is needed.

Is Georgetown going to make that change, though?