New coach, New Hope
During the mid 1980s Patrick Ewing put the Hoyas on the map as a college basketball program. Now the NBA hall of famer is trying to put them back as their new coach. Over the past couple of years, Georgetown has been through some tough times. Georgetown hopes the “greatest player” in program history (A.I. is mine personally) can pick the program up.
He is more than capable filling the shoes of John Thompson the third, who was fired. A legend replacing a legend is fitting to restore the program to glory. Ewing was a three-time All-American at Georgetown, a fearsome presence in the paint who led the Hoyas to three national title games. He also led them to their only national title. His play started a tenure of legendary centers playing for Georgetown. Those names include Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo. He is leaving his position as associate head coach of the Charlotte hornets to takes this job. Other experience includes assistant positions on the Wizards, Houston, and Orlando. His 15 year wait to get a head coaching job is over.
”Of all the players that have gone from superstardom to putting in the time and paying their dues to becoming a head coach, Patrick deserves this probably more than any player ever,” said NBA legend Pat Riley, who coached Ewing with the Knicks.
For the sake of the program, we hope he can do a great job. If his career is an indication, he will do a great job.