Returning to Georgetown
Recently, Ewing’s coaching career has sparked conversation in many media outlets. Lately, Ewing informed the public through his Twitter account that any bits and pieces of information concerning his coaching career would directly come from himself or from Georgetown University. So, what is Patrick Ewing doing now?
Currently, Ewing plans to return to the next season as coach of Georgetown as collegiate basketball season draws to an end. Hoyas have been on a losing streak in the NCAA tournament. The athletic director of Georgetown, Lee Reed, emphasized the university’s regard for academic, social, and athletic excellence. He added that with their plan to closely work with Coach Ewing, the Hoyas team will be redirected to the path of victory next season.
Apparently, Ewing and the Georgetown team have been working on the same page. As the future of his alma mater is of utmost importance in the next season, Coach Ewing has a lot in store when it comes to reshaping the basketball program of the Georgetown team.
Being one of the dominant basketball players of his time, Patrick Aloysius Ewing has been making history in the field of basketball. As a Jamaican-born American coach and player, Ewing kick-started his career playing for the New York Knicks.
At the age of 11, Ewing has lately immersed himself in basketball. While he was a young schoolboy in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ewing slowly worked his way up by overcoming his awkwardness playing on the court. By the time he entered high school, Ewing has established an early career in basketball.
In high school, he clinched a scholarship from Georgetown University. Ewing’s career then skyrocketed to greater heights. His collegiate career is prominent at Georgetown where he plays at the center of his college’s basketball team.
Standing at the height of 7 feet, Ewing is a force worthy to be reckoned with in court. While he was at Georgetown University, he brought honor and success to his Hoyas family by making three appearances in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCCA).
In 1984, Hoyas received the national title from the NCCA led by Ewing’s astounding skills and effort. Consequently, he was hailed as the All-American Player and the Most Outstanding Player in that same year.
By next year, Ewing’s basketball career is gaining momentum. In 1985, he was drafted by the New York Knicks. In the course of his career, Ewing has left an indelible career in the Knicks. Having been selected as an NBA All-Star 11 times, Ewing managed to bring his team to the NBA finals; although he wasn’t able to secure a title for his team.
In 2000, Ewing decided to retire. His entire career in basketball is still regarded as one of the outstanding leagues in NBA history. Although he wasn’t able to win an NBA title during his entire career, Ewing’s prominent career is undeniable. By the next year, Patrick Ewing focused on coaching for a number of NBA teams.
Over the course of his career, Ewing has played 1, 183 games in a 17-year career by which 15 of these seasons were played with the New York Knicks while one season on the teams Seattle SuperSonics and Orlando Magic. Having been chosen as the first overall pick of the New York Knicks in 1985, Ewing’s NBA career is unstoppable.
Ewing averaged 21.0 points which are coupled with 9.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 2.5 block shots in an average of 34 minutes during a game. In 1996, Ewing has been named one of the 50 Leading and Greatest Players in the entire NBA history.
Having been named the Rookie of the Year in the years 1985 – 1986, Ewing made 11 appearances in the NBA All-Star games. Additionally, Ewing’s basketball career even reached the court of the Olympic games. In 1984 and 1992, Ewing clinched two Olympic gold medals for the national basketball team of the United States.
In 2008, Ewing’s storied career has been recognized as a Hall of Fame in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famers. This goes to show how Ewing’s basketball career has been one of the most astounding careers in the entire history of the NBA.