Georgetown University standout alumni Patrick Ewing is returning to his alma mater as their new head coach. Ewing, who has served as an NBA assistant for 15 years, helped Georgetown win their only national Championship title back in 1984. He will be replacing John Thompson III, who was dismissed two weeks ago.
Ewing sent out a statement following the news, which read, “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. I have been preparing to be a head coach for many years and can't wait to return to the Hilltop."
Hornets coach Steve Clifford said some kind words about Ewing on Monday (April 3) after working with him for over a decade. He said, “I've had the privilege of working with him for 12 years with three organizations and I know the effort he has put into coaching. He has attacked this profession with the same mentality he had as a player, with hard work, dedication and a passion for the game of basketball. I'm thrilled that all of Patrick's hard work has paid off and he has earned the opportunity to be Georgetown's head coach. We wish him the best of luck in the next chapter of his coaching career." Congrads.