Georgetown to consider Patrick Ewing for men’s basketball head coach (report)

Georgetown to consider Patrick Ewing for men’s basketball head coach (report)
Josh Tiven, Patrick Ewing
Charlotte Hornets assistant coach Patrick Ewing, left, talks to NBA referee Josh Tiven as the Hornets play the Sacramento Kings in a NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. Georgetown will consider Ewing, a Hoyas legend, for its open head coaching position, according to a report from Yahoo Sports.


Syracuse, N.Y. –Syracuse University men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim had plenty of legendary battles with Patrick Ewing’s Georgetown Hoyas in the golden days of the Big East Conference.

Could that rivalry come full circle with Boeheim coaching against Georgetown with Ewing as the head coach?

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports that Georgetown is considering Ewing to replace the fired John Thompson III as the new head coach of the Hoyas.

The firing of John Thompson III creates a complicated scenario for Ewing. His son, Patrick Ewing Jr., was a member of the Hoyas’ coaching staff, and Ewing has been a fiercely loyal supporter of Thompson and his father, John Thompson. Ewing was emotional over Thompson’s dismissal on Thursday, sources who spoke to him told The Vertical, and appeared to be immediately undecided about his desire to become involved in the Georgetown search process as a candidate.

Ewing, 54, has long been committed to pursuing an NBA head-coaching job and moved closer to getting one with the Sacramento Kings in the spring. Only the sudden availability of Dave Joerger,…