According to ESPN 980, the Hoyas have made a decision to hire Charlotte Hornets assistant and former Georgetown and Knicks legend Patrick Ewing as their new head coach. JT3 reached the Final Four in 2007 but failed to match or exceed that success for the remaining of his tenure until his was sacked late last month after 13 seasons. Ewing was a dominant force for the Hoyas, playing a major role in leading the team to three National Championship games.
Patrick Ewing spent years grinding as an National Basketball Association assistant in hopes of one day leading a team of his own.
Congratulations to Georgetown on hiring Patrick Ewing.
Sources: Patrick Ewing has a multi-year deal to become Georgetown's coach.
Having spent the past three years as an assistant coach with the Charlotte Hornets, Ewing will vacate the position immediately to join the Hoyas. I also hope that he can use the Hoyas to get to National Basketball Association coaching job because that's the job he really wants and no one deserves it more than him.
Ewing's first order of business should be to hire a well-connected coaching staff who can dominate recruiting in the DMV area - a basketball hotbed right in Georgetown's backyard.
The move to bring in Ewing keeps the Georgetown men's basketball program in the Big John family (the elder Thompson coached Ewing in the 1980s), which it seems is becoming an unwritten requirement for the job.
Ewing replaces John Thompson III as head coach of Georgetown.
Before finishing the most recent 2016-2017 campaign with a 14-18 record, Georgetown finished the 2015-2016 season with a almost identical 15-18 overall record. He was named Most Outstanding Player of the 1984 tournament. Retaining current players - only seven current Hoyas are scheduled to return next season - and bolstering the roster are certainly jobs 1a/1b for Ewing. "To hire a head coach with this depth of coaching experience and personal achievements is tremendous". It is far from a guarantee it pays off, but for Ewing, it appears to be a flawless next step in his coaching career. The Hoyas went 14-18 last season and were 5-13 in Big East Conference play - the second-worst record in the league.