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Sport Ex-Hoya, ex-Knick, current Georgetown coach Ewing has COVID

04:35  23 may  2020
04:35  23 may  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Patrick Ewing has tested positive for coronavirus, and is sharing his diagnosis to raise public awareness. The Georgetown coach is “I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID -19,” the Knicks legend and Basketball Hall of Famer said. “This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly.

NEW YORK — Mac McClung scored 19 points to help give coach Patrick Ewing another signature moment at Madison Square Garden, leading Georgetown to an With his retired No. 33 New York Knicks jersey hanging in the rafters, Ewing helped orchestrate another wild one at his favorite arena.

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Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated at a hospital.

''This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly,'' the Hall of Famer as a player for the Hoyas in college and the New York Knicks in the NBA said in a statement issued by the university. ''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.''

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" Georgetown has had NBA players before and has won with NBA caliber players," said one opposing college coach . "They don't have any right now. The elder Thompson has been a second father to Ewing , whose son Patrick Jr. played for the Hoyas and was on Thompson III's coaching staff.

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The school said the 57-year-old Ewing is the only member of its men's program who has contracted the coronavirus.

Patrick Ewing in a suit standing in front of a crowd: FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Seton Hall, in Washington. In a statement issued by Georgetown on Friday, May 22, 2020, Ewing has tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File) © APWF FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Seton Hall, in Washington. In a statement issued by Georgetown on Friday, May 22, 2020, Ewing has tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

As a player, the 7-foot Ewing helped Georgetown win the 1984 NCAA men's basketball championship and reach two other title games.

During Ewing's four years playing for John Thompson Jr., Georgetown went 121-23, a winning percentage of .840.

He was taken with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1985 draft after the Knicks won the NBA's first lottery. Ewing wound up leading New York to the 1994 NBA Finals, where they lost to Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets.

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The Hall of Fame center has been hired as Georgetown ’s basketball coach , more than two decades after he led the Hoyas to their only national title.

Patrick Ewing had spent years positioning himself for an N.B.A. coaching job when a phone call suggested his future might be back at Georgetown . No longer the lithe 7-footer who dominated the paint and beyond for much of his 15 seasons with the Knicks in a 17-year Hall of Fame N.B.A. career

Ewing played 17 seasons in the NBA, 15 with the Knicks.

Patrick Ewing wearing a suit and tie: FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing yells to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Villanova, in Philadelphia. In a statement issued by Georgetown on Friday, May 22, 2020, Ewing has tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) © APWF FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing yells to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Villanova, in Philadelphia. In a statement issued by Georgetown on Friday, May 22, 2020, Ewing has tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

After retiring as a player, he spent 15 years as an assistant or associate coach with four teams in the pros. In April 2017, he returned to Georgetown for his first job as a head coach at any level, replacing Thompson's son in that job with the Hoyas.

In his first three seasons at his alma mater, Ewing's teams have gone a combined 49-46 with zero trips to the NCAA Tournament.

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

Last week, sophomore guard Mac McClung announced that he was planning to enter the NCAA transfer portal, joining four other Georgetown players who said during the season they would be switching schools.

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