Georgetown Hires Patrick Ewing as Head Coach

Patrick Ewing Georgetown AP Photo/David Zalubowski

Georgetown University will hire star alumnus Patrick Ewing to replace John Thompson III as the new head coach of the Bulldogs. Ewing emerged as a major candidate for the job after Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Ewing had a formal meeting with Georgetown in DC on Monday.

Prior to the hire, Ewing was working as the associate coach of the Charlotte Hornets. Ewing, who played for Georgetown from 1982-85, played under John Thompson II. He went on to a Hall of Fame NBA career after being selected as the top pick in the 1985 NBA draft by the New York Knicks.

“My four years at Georgetown were the best of my life,” Ewing said in a statement released by the school. “Georgetown is my home and it is a great honor for me to return to my alma mater and serve as the next head coach.  I have been preparing to be a head coach for many years and can’t wait to return to the Hilltop.”

Ewing, for the past 15 years, has worked as an NBA assistant with the Houston Rockets and Orlando Magic before being hired to become the associate coach of Charlotte. He’s been interviewed for multiple NBA jobs, including for the Sacramento Kings vacancy last summer.

I’ve been an assistant for seven years now and I haven’t had one head coaching interview. I’m doing something wrong,” – Patrick Ewing.

Georgetown University will host a press conference on Wednesday, April 5 to introduce Patrick Ewing as the new head coach for the men’s basketball team.


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