Why Patrick Ewing stays a Georgetown legend regardless of teaching struggles (0:51)
Fran Fraschilla says Patrick Ewing’s contributions to the Georgetown basketball program are unquestioned, even together with his lackluster teaching stint. (0:51)
Mar 9, 2023
Jeff BorzelloESPN Employees Author
- Basketball recruiting insider.
- Joined ESPN in 2014.
- Graduate of College of Delaware.
Patrick Ewing won’t return as males’s basketball coach of the Georgetown Hoyas subsequent season, the college introduced Thursday night.
Ewing, one of many biggest school basketball gamers of all time whereas at Georgetown, had been the pinnacle coach of his alma mater for six years and finishes with a 75-109 document.
“I’m very proud to be a graduate of Georgetown College,” Ewing stated in an announcement. “And I’m very grateful to President [John J.] DeGioa for giving me the chance to attain my ambition to be a head basketball coach. It’s notably significant for me to be in control of the basketball program at my alma mater. I want this system nothing however success. I’ll all the time be a Hoya.”
Ewing had by no means been a head coach at any degree previous to succeeding John Thompson III at Georgetown.
The Hoyas stated they’ve already began a nationwide seek for “new management.”
Ewing coached the Hoyas to the NCAA tournament in 2021 after they received the Large East match title, however they’ve struggled mightily since. Georgetown went winless in convention play final season, ending 6-25 general. This season, the Hoyas went 7-25 general and 2-18 in Large East play.
The Hoyas misplaced a Large East-record 29 consecutive convention video games that started in the course of the 2021 common season and led to January.
Georgetown’s season ended Wednesday evening with an 80-48 loss to Villanova within the first spherical of the Large East match.
“Patrick Ewing is the guts of Georgetown basketball,” DeGioa stated in an announcement. “I’m deeply grateful to Coach Ewing for his imaginative and prescient, his dedication, and for all that he has enabled Georgetown to attain. Over these previous six years, he was tireless in his dedication to his workforce and the younger males he coached and we are going to perpetually be grateful to Patrick for his braveness and his management in our Georgetown neighborhood.”
Below the tutelage of head coach John Thompson, Ewing helped make Georgetown one among school basketball’s powerhouses within the Nineteen Eighties. He was a three-time All-American throughout his time with the Hoyas, incomes Nationwide Participant of the Yr honors in 1985 and successful a nationwide championship in 1984.
Ewing was the No. 1 general choose within the 1985 NBA draft by the New York Knicks, spending 15 seasons of his Corridor of Fame profession with the Knicks. He was named an NBA All-Star 11 instances. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Corridor of Fame in 2008 and the School Basketball Corridor of Fame in 2012.
Previous to becoming a member of Georgetown as its head coach in 2017, Ewing spent 14 seasons as an assistant coach within the NBA with the Charlotte Bobcats, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards.