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Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Patrick Ewing hired as Georgetown head coach

The former Knicks great has been hired as head coach at Georgetown, the university confirmed Monday afternoon.

The Vertical reported that Ewing was scheduled to meet with school officials in D.C. on Monday. Apparently, that meeting went well.

Ewing is currently employed as an assistant coach with the Charlotte Hornets, who are one game out of the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. Ewing has been an assistant coach in the NBA since 2002. He will leave his job with the Hornets staff immedietly, according to The Vertical.

"Patrick was never underestimated as a player but he's always underestimated as a coach and a person," former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy told the Daily News. "He has all the qualities you need as a coach and person to get the job done."



Anonymous said...

Headline reads in the real world "illiterate former GT player to coach GT Basetbal Team!

Anonymous said...

Great hire, glad for Ewing!!!