New York Knicks legend and Georgetown Hoyas head coach Patrick Ewing has tested positive for the Coronavirus according to his personal Twitter account Friday night. In his statement, Ewing expressed that he “will be fine,” and expressed how seriously we should all be taking the virus.
In his statement, Ewing and Georgetown expressed that he has been the only person associated with the team who has tested positive for COVID-19. He has been the coach of the Jesuit college since the 2017-2018 season and has compiled a record of 49-46 in his three seasons at the helm. Patrick played at Georgetown from 1981-1985 where he became one of the most decorated college basketball players of all-time.
During his professional career, Ewing played 17 professional seasons 15 of which with the New York Knicks. He would end his career with a couple of forgettable season in Seattle and Orlando. He would lead the Knicks to the NBA Finals in the 1994 and 1999 seasons where they would be defeated by the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs in respective seasons. He is widely viewed as the greatest Knick in team history.
Scors and I, both two big Knicks fans, and the whole ProcrastiNation staff, wish Patrick Ewing a speedy recovery. We hope to see the Knicks legend on the sideline and the Garden soon.