Basketball legend Patrick Ewing tests positive for coronavirus

Ruben Hill
May 23, 2020

In Ewing's post that includes a statement from the Hoyas, it was noted that the retired NBA Hall of Famer "is under care and isolated at a local hospital". "I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones". Now more than ever, I want to thank the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines.

Last week, sophomore guard Mac McClung announced that he was planning to enter the NCAA transfer portal, joining four other Georgetown players who said during the season they would be switching schools.

Patrick Ewing was the first overall selection of the 1985 NBA Draft, spending 15 years with the Knicks before retiring after two brief stints with the Seattle SuperSonics and Orlando Magic from 2000 to 2002.

"I'll be fine and we will all get through this", Ewing said. Ewing was a legend with the New York Knicks and was one of the greatest players of his generation. After playing for Georgetown during his college years, he joined the team as Head Coach and it is a position he still holds until this day. Under his watch, the Hoyas have combined to go 49-46 in three seasons, missing the NCAA Tournament in all three years.

While Ewing is now in the hospital with the disease, it appears as though he is stable and is being properly isolated from other people.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, sports were suspended across North America, with the National Basketball Association seeing their 2019-20 season in hiatus as of mid-March.

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