Several college basketball coaching staffs paid tribute to the late John Thompson Jr. during Wednesday’s season-opening games.
ESPN’s Myron Medcalf reported last week that many head coaches would honor Thompson by wearing a towel over their right shoulder, an iconic image in college basketball’s history.
Thompson, who died at 78 in August, was a trailblazer for the sport. He was the first Black coach to win a college basketball national championship when he led Georgetown to a title in 1984 and often spoke on racial issues and equality.
Here are some of the notable images from Wednesday’s tributes: