Patrick Ewing out as Georgetown males’s basketball coach

Patrick Ewing is not going to return as males’s basketball coach of the Georgetown Hoyas subsequent season, the college introduced Thursday night.

Ewing, one of many best faculty basketball gamers of all time whereas at Georgetown, had been the top coach of his alma mater for six years and finishes with a 75-109 document.

“I am very proud to be a graduate of Georgetown University,” Ewing mentioned in an announcement. “And I am very grateful to President [John J.] DeGioa for giving me the opportunity to achieve my ambition to be a head basketball coach. It is particularly meaningful for me to be in charge of the basketball program at my alma mater. I wish the program nothing but success. I will always be a Hoya.”

Ewing had by no means been a head coach at any stage previous to succeeding John Thompson III at Georgetown.

The Hoyas mentioned they’ve already began a nationwide seek for “new leadership.”

Ewing coached the Hoyas to the NCAA match in 2021 after they gained the Big East match title, however they’ve struggled mightily since. Georgetown went winless in convention play final season, ending 6-25 general. This season, the Hoyas went 7-25 general and 2-18 in Big East play.

The Hoyas misplaced a Big East-record 29 consecutive convention video games that started in the course of the 2021 common season and resulted in January.

Georgetown’s season ended Wednesday night time with an 80-48 loss to Villanova within the first spherical of the Big East match.

“Patrick Ewing is the heart of Georgetown basketball,” DeGioa mentioned in an announcement. “I am deeply grateful to Coach Ewing for his vision, his determination, and for all that he has enabled Georgetown to achieve. Over these past six years, he was tireless in his dedication to his team and the young men he coached and we will forever be grateful to Patrick for his courage and his leadership in our Georgetown community.”

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Under the tutelage of head coach John Thompson, Ewing helped make Georgetown one in all faculty basketball’s powerhouses within the Eighties. He was a three-time All-American throughout his time with the Hoyas, incomes National Player of the Year honors in 1985 and successful a nationwide championship in 1984.

Ewing was the No. 1 general decide within the 1985 NBA draft by the New York Knicks, spending 15 seasons of his Hall of Fame profession with the Knicks. He was named an NBA All-Star 11 instances. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008 and the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.

Prior to becoming a member of Georgetown as its head coach in 2017, Ewing spent 14 seasons as an assistant coach within the NBA with the Charlotte Bobcats, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards.