Thursday, December 2, 2021

Patrick Ewing to Meet With Alma Mater Georgetown about Coaching Vacancy

Associate head coach Patrick Ewing of the Charlotte Hornets sits on the bench against the Washington Wizards at Verizon Center on December 14, 2016 in Washington, DC.
Associate head coach Patrick Ewing of the Charlotte Hornets sits on the bench against the Washington Wizards at Verizon Center on December 14, 2016 in Washington, DC.

*Charlotte Hornets associate head coach Patrick Ewing will meet today (April 3) with officials at his former college home Georgetown about the head coach vacancy with the Hoyas, reports ESPN.

The Hornets are in Washington to take on the Wizards Tuesday, affording Ewing the chance to meet directly with school officials.

The planned pow-wow was first reported Sunday night in a tweet from CasualHoya.com.

Patrick Ewing with coach John Thompson
Patrick Ewing with coach John Thompson

Earlier Sunday, FanRag Sports reported that Ewing was interviewed for the Georgetown post “multiple times” already by phone and is the preferred choice of John Thompson Jr., whose son, John Thompson III, was fired in March after 13 seasons.

Ewing is a Georgetown legend who played for the elder Thompson from 1982 to ’85, guiding the program to three national championship game appearances and one title. He went on have a Hall of Fame career in the NBA, playing 15 of his 17 years in the pros with New York Knicks. Ewing is also a two-time Olympic gold medalist.

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