Well! It seems like Georgetown University has finally found their men as they have hired Men’s Basketball Coach Patrick Ewing as confirmed by the tweet which Hoyas took to Twitter on Monday.
With a multiyear coaching contract, Patrick Ewing has replaced John Thompson III who got fired after 13 seasons. As of now, no official figure of his salary has been revealed. It is rumored that Georgetown was offering compensation in the neighborhood of $4 million annually for Ewing which is among the game's top-paid coaches.
Series of responses swarmed through Twitter regarding the comeback of the college icon.
By all accounts, Patrick Ewing is a very good coach. Filling out his staff will be important/key. Has to be able to navigate DC.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) April 3, 2017
The retired Hall of Fame player has played for Georgetown for four years (1981-1985) and was able to pull up the team for the championship game of the NCAA tournament. He was one of the best players of the college during his era and the now 54 years old player was named first-team all-American for three straight years.
And now it will be interesting to see what will be the future of the Georgetown with his new men’s basketball coach who has already proved to be the best college icon.
The Jamaican-American player said in a statement:
“My four years at Georgetown were the best of my life. 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."
DeGionia in a statement praised the work of Ewing and mentioned how he is looking forward for the best changes which Ewing will be bringing for the team. He stated,
“I just think it's a great moment for our university, and I'm really looking forward to the contributions Patrick will make as our head men's basketball coach. We've known the man for 35 years, the qualities that are associated with the very identity of Patrick Ewing: his prodigious work ethic, his burning competitive intensity. He has earned everything that he has achieved."
Caption: Career stats of Patrick Ewing.
Photo credit: landofbasketball.com
His total career stats states total games of 1,183 with total 11,607 rebounds, 2,215 assists, 1,136 steals along with 2,894 blocks and total points of 24,815.
Patrick Ewing has no previous experience as a head coach, but he did serve lengthy stints as an assistant with the few of coaches. He has worked with Houston Rockets under former coach Jeff Van Gundy and also with the Orlando Magic under coach Stan Van Gundy. In addition to that, in 2013 Ewing joined Hornets Coach Steve Clifford's staff.#Retired Hall of Fame Basketball Player #Georgetown #New York Knicks