Former New York Knicks star, Patrick Ewing, has been hired as the new Georgetown University head coach, as first reported by Casual Hoya.
With the move, the school goes from the son of the legendary coach, John Thompson, to his most famous player during the school’s heyday in the 1980’s. However, this hire comes with great risk as Ewing has no head coaching experience. Ewing has been a long-time assistant in the NBA since in 2002 when he retired.
Ewing isn’t the first former star player to go to coach at his alma mater, though the practice hasn’t been as common now as fifty years ago. He joins Clyde Drexler (Houston) as two star players in the title game from 33 years ago to move into coaching the schools that they once led to prominence.