Patrick Ewing, Georgetown’s great basketball coach and former great New York Knicks, is “isolated in a local hospital” after testing positive for COVID-19, according to a statement released Friday by the Georgetown athletics department shared on Twitter’s account. Ewing.
“I want to share that I tested positive for COVID-19,” said Ewing in the statement. “This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of themselves and loved ones. Now more than ever, I want to thank healthcare professionals and everyone on the front lines. I will be fine. and we will all do it. “
Ewing, 57, is the only member of the Georgetown program to have tested positive for the virus, according to the athletics department’s statement. The number of COVID-19 cases in Washington DC has decreased, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But Ewing joins a list of sports personalities who have publicly shared that they tested positive for the coronavirus which also includes New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and New York Knicks owner James Dolan, among others.
Ewing is entering his fourth season as a Georgetown manager with a 49-46 record. He started his coaching career as an NBA assistant after retiring as a player in 2002. Ewing has been an NBA All-Star 11 times after helping the Hoyas win the 1984 national championship and is considered to be one of the best players on the program. all times of all times.