Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing examined constructive for COVID-19 and is being handled at a hospital.
“This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly,” the Corridor of Famer as a participant for the Hoyas in faculty and the New York Knicks within the NBA stated in a press release issued by the college. “I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Now more than ever, I want to thank the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines. I’ll be fine and we will all get through this.”
The varsity stated 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.
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Throughout Ewing’s 4 years taking part in for John Thompson Jr., Georgetown went 121-23, a profitable proportion 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 professionals. In April 2017, he returned to Georgetown for his first job as a head coach at any degree, 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 stated through the season they’d be switching faculties.