Ex-Hoya, ex-Knick, present Georgetown coach Ewing has COVID

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing examined optimistic for COVID-19 and is being handled at a hospital.

“This virus is severe and shouldn’t be taken flippantly,” the Corridor of Famer as a participant for the Hoyas in faculty and the New York Knicks within the NBA mentioned in a press release issued by the college. “I need to encourage everybody to remain secure and care for yourselves and your family members. Now greater than ever, I need to thank the healthcare employees and everybody on the entrance traces. I’ll be nice and we’ll all get via this.”

The college mentioned the 57-year-old Ewing is the one member of its males’s program who has contracted the coronavirus.

As a participant, the 7-foot Ewing helped Georgetown win the 1984 NCAA males’s basketball championship and attain two different title video games.

Throughout Ewing’s 4 years enjoying for John Thompson Jr., Georgetown went 121-23, a successful share of .840.

He was taken with the No. 1 general choose within the 1985 draft after the Knicks received the NBA’s first lottery. Ewing wound up main New York to the 1994 NBA Finals, the place they misplaced to Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets.

Ewing performed 17 seasons within the NBA, 15 with the Knicks.

After retiring as a participant, he spent 15 years as an assistant or affiliate coach with 4 groups within the execs. In April 2017, he returned to Georgetown for his first job as a head coach at any stage, changing Thompson’s son in that job with the Hoyas.

In his first three seasons at his alma mater, Ewing’s groups have gone a mixed 49-46 with zero journeys to the NCAA Event.

In 2019-20, Georgetown completed the season with seven consecutive losses and a 15-17 file.

Final week, sophomore guard Mac McClung introduced that he was planning to enter the NCAA switch portal, becoming a member of 4 different Georgetown gamers who mentioned in the course of the season they might be switching faculties.

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