Georgetown University Parts Ways with Men’s Basketball Coach Patrick Ewing
Georgetown University has announced that it has parted ways with men’s basketball coach Patrick Ewing after a disappointing six-year tenure. Ewing, who is a Hall of Famer, starred for the Hoyas in the 1980s and helped them to a national championship in 1984 before he was drafted first overall in the 1985 NBA draft.
Ewing spent 15 seasons in the NBA and then went into coaching. He was an assistant with the Washington Wizards during the 2002-03 season and then had stops with the Houston Rockets (2003-07), Orlando Magic (2007-12) and the Charlotte Hornets (2013-17). He then took the job at Georgetown in 2017.
However, Ewing’s tenure at Georgetown was a disappointment. The Hoyas had five losing seasons and went 75-109 overall. They went 2-37 in Big East games over the last two seasons. Ewing also had to deal with the transfer of key players, the death of his mentor, the COVID-19 pandemic and the illness and death of his close friend and fellow coach, Louis Orr.
The university has already begun a national search for a new head coach. Potential candidates include Providence's Ed Cooley, who has had success with the Friars, and New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Kenyon College’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach.
Ewing’s departure from Georgetown signals the end of an era for the Hoyas, but the university is now looking for a new leader to take the program back to its former glory.
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