If not Patrick Ewing at Georgetown will it be Dan Hurley?

If not Patrick Ewing at Georgetown will it be Dan Hurley?

So Ewing has gone back to his college home for his first chance to lead from the bench.

Congratulations to Georgetown on hiring Patrick Ewing. He went on have a Hall of Fame career in the National Basketball Association, playing 15 of his 17 years in the pros with New York Knicks.

Jon Rothstein of fanragsports.com reports the Hall of Famer has already been in talks with Georgetown and "has already been interviewed multiple times by Georgetown". He served as an assistant coach for the Washington Wizards (2002-03), Houston Rockets (2003-06) and Orlando Magic (2007-12) and most recently as the Associate Head Coach for the Charlotte Hornets.

Ewing, the top pick in the 1985 National Basketball Association draft, played 15 seasons with the New York Knicks, leading them in some memorable battles with Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls.

Hornets coach Steve Clifford, in a statement, congratulated Ewing but lamented Charlotte's loss.

Despite finishing his final two years with a combined record of 19-36, the youngest of the Thompson coaches leaves Georgetown in high regard, according to school president Jack Degioia. Not saying that Ewing has to be Thompson, but no one would mind him also creating a legacy as one of college basketball's greatest coaches.

As the Georgetown head coaching search continues on, it appears a favorite has emerged.

Ewing would go on to become the No. 1 overall selection in the 1985 NBA Draft. Ewing's son, Patrick Ewing Jr., was a member of Thompson's coaching staff.

FanRag's Jon Rothstein wrote about how Ewing emerged as a "major candidate" on Sunday.

John Thompson Jr. coached Ewing at Georgetown, and the pair are still close. But he has the name recognition, the pedigree as a professional, and the backing of Georgetown University.

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