Jamaican born, Patrick Ewing, hired as head coach of Georgetown University.

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Patrick Ewing
Patrick Ewing

Georgetown University has hired Jamaican born, former player and NBA Hall-of-Famer, Patrick Ewing, as the program’s new head coach.

Ewing will replace the vacant position left by the firing of John Thompson III after 13 seasons at the helm.

With the Hoyas, the 54-year-old is a three-time All-American that helped carry the program to their lone NCAA tournament title. Drafted by the New York Knicks, he is also an 11-time NBA All-Star and the 1986 Rookie of the Year.

He will be the 18th head coach in Georgetown’s history, it will be Ewing’s first head coaching job after four different jobs as an assistant in the NBA.

Ewing is already working on assembling a new staff, which is likely to include his son Patrick Ewing Jr., who was a part of the Hoyas’ 2007 Final Four team and has served as the Hoyas’ director of basketball operations since 2015.