The Georgetown Hoyas have a new men’s basketball coach and he is no stranger. Former Georgetown and New York Knicks star, Patrick Ewing, is set to lead the team following the release of John Thompson III on March 23rd. Thompson III is the son of John Thompson Jr. who coached Ewing during their incredible run which saw the Hoyas reach three national championship games and with one victory between 1982 and 1985.
Ewing who is currently the associate head coach of the Charlotte Hornets said this in a statement made earlier: Georgetown is my home and it is a great honor for me to return to my alma mater and serve as the next head coach. I have been preparing to be a head coach for many years and can’t wait to return to the Hilltop
Georgetown is a historic powerhouse in college basketball and the hire makes a lot sense considering the team has missed the NCAA tournament three of the last four years. Finishing 14-18 this season, Ewing will have a lot of work to do but this hire brings a spotlight back to the program.