NBA Star Patrick Ewing Coaches First Georgetown Game Sunday

NBA great and Basketball Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing has returned to his alma mater and is coaching Georgetown University’s men’s basketball team. Here is a look back at Ewing’s career.

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Ewing goes up against Dennis Rodman of the Chicago Bulls during the first NBA Playoff game of 1996.
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New York Knicks head coach Rick Pitino talks to Ewing and other players during a 1987 game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Ewing played for the Knicks for 15 years.
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Ewing, standing at 7 feet, goes up for a jump shot while playing for the Orlando Magic in 2001. He would go on to serve as assistant coach for the Magic from 2007 to 2012.
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Ewing looks on from the bench during an Eastern Conference Finals game between the Orlando Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers. In addition to the Magic, Ewing also worked as assistant coach for the Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets and associate head coach for the Charlotte Hornets.
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Georgetown University in April announced Patrick Ewing would return to coach the men’s basketball team. Ewing replaces John Thompson III, whose father coached him from 1981 to 1985.
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Ewing’s son, Patrick Ewing, Jr., followed in his father’s footsteps by playing for Georgetown from 2006 to 2008. He even wore the same jersey number, 33, that his father wore from 1981 to 2001.
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