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Georgetown announced on Monday that they have hired former Georgetown alumni Patrick Ewing as head coach.
John Thompson III, who is the son of John Thompson, was fired last month after consecutive losing seasons.
Ewing has been an assistant coach with the Charlotte Hornets , Washington Wizards , Houston Rockets the and Orlando Magics and spent every July coaching the Hornets’ summer league team.
Ewing issued a statement about his hire at Georgetown
“My four years at Georgetown were the best of my life,” Ewing said in a statement issued 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 was a three-time All-American at Georgetown, a fearsome presence in the paint who led the Hoyas to three straight national title games.
“Of all the players that have gone from superstardom to putting in the time and paying their dues to becoming a head coach, Patrick deserves this probably more than any player ever,” said Miami Heat president Pat Riley, who coached Ewing with the Knicks. “I am absolutely delighted for him and I think he’ll do a great job at Georgetown. Patrick Ewing was the first. He has come home.”
Congrats to Patrick Ewing on his first job as head coach.
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