Georgetown hires Patrick Ewing as next head coach

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Georgetown hires Patrick Ewing as next head coach
Monday April 3rd, 2017

Patrick Ewing has been hired as the next head coach of the Georgetown men's basketball team, the school announced Monday. ESPN 980 in Washington D.C. first reported Ewing had been given the job.

Ewing has been an associate head coach for the Charlotte Hornets since 2013. He played for Georgetown and led the Hoyas to a national title in 1984 to go along with Final Four appearances in 1982 and 1985.

Ewing began coaching immediately after retiring from the NBA in 2002. He had stops as an assistant with the Wizards, Rockets and Magic before rising to the role of associate head coach in Charlotte. 

Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical previously reported that Ewing had been in talks with Georgetown before their interview on Monday morning.

The Hoyas fired John Thompson III after failing to make the last two NCAA tournaments.

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