New York Knicks legend and current Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing has tested positive for the coronavirus. The school officially announced his diagnosis on Friday and said that he is under care and isolated at a local hospital.
According to ESPN, Ewing said in a statement, “I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourself and your loved ones. Now more than ever, I want to thank the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines. I’ll be fine and we will all get through this.”
Georgetown has said that Ewing is the only member of the men’s basketball program to have tested positive for the virus.
I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. pic.twitter.com/a2fMuhIZyG
— Patrick Ewing (@CoachEwing33) May 22, 2020
The basketball legend played for the New York Knicks for the first 15 seasons of his NBA career and finished his final two seasons in Seattle and Orlando before transitioning over to assistant coach for a few NBA teams, such as the Houston Rockets, Charlotte Hornets, Orlando Magic, and Washington Wizards.
In 2017 he became the coach for his alma mater Georgetown, where he currently remains as the head coach.
Ewing was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame back in 2008.
We are sending our prayers to Patrick Ewing during this time.
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