Patrick Ewing, one of the mythical centers of the NBA and rival of Michael Jordan in the 80s, has tested positive for coronavirus. This was announced this morning by Georgetown University, where the former player of the New York Knicks I work as a coach.
The university statement also states that Pat Ewing, a member of the NBA Hall of Fame. He is in care and isolated at a local hospital.
Through a statement, Pat Ewing himself reported his positive for coronavirus: «I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. He added that “I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of themselves and your loved ones. Now more than ever, I want to thank healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines of action. I’ll be fine, and we’ll all get through this. “
For its part, Georgetown University reported that Pat Ewing is the only member of the Georgetown men’s basketball program who tested positive for the virus.
Pat Ewing, an NBA legend
After wrapping up his brilliant career as an NBA player, developing almost the entire New York Knicks, Pat Ewing took over as Georgetown’s head coach in 2017 after spending 15 years as an assistant of four NBA franchises.
Pat Ewing led the Hoyas to their only national championship in 1984 and won the Naismith College Player of the Year award in 1985. Earned first-team honors All-American in three consecutive years since 1983 until 1985. Ewing was an 11-time NBA All-Star with the Knicks, franchise where he averaged 22.8 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2 blocks during his 15-year career with that team, the SuperSonics and the Magic. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in 2008.