Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing tested positive for coronavirus, the school announced on Friday. The Hall of Famer is cured and isolated in a local hospital
“I want to share that I tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly,” Ewing said in a statement. “I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of themselves and their loved ones. Now more than ever, I want to thank the health workers and everyone on the front lines. I will be fine and we will all make it.”
The school said Ewing is the only member of Georgetown’s men’s basketball program to have tested positive for the virus.
Following his famous NBA playing career, Ewing took on the role of head coach of Georgetown in 2017 after spending 15 years as assistant coach for four different NBA series.
Probably the best player in Georgetown history, Ewing led the Hoyas in their only national championship in 1984 and won the Naismith Player of the Year award in 1985. He won the first team’s All-American honors for three consecutive years from 1983 to 1985 .
Ewing has been an NBA All-Star 11 times with the New York Knicks, averaging 22.8 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.7 blocks during his 15-year career with Knicks, Seattle SuperSonics and Orlando Magic.
He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.