Georgetown made the move many thought they wouldn't make, firing John Thompson III following a disappointing 2016-17 season on Thursday afternoon.
The Hoyas are still inquiring about potential candidates. But one former star currently enjoying life as a NBA associate head coach could be at the top of the program's list.
Patrick Ewing, who was coached by Thompson Jr., was a three-time All-American player and a 1984 NCAA champion is thought to be a top possible candidate for the now open head coach position, according to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski.
On Thursday, Wojnarowski reported that Ewing was very happy in his current position with the Charlotte Hornets. But as Wojnarowski points out, Ewing's son is currently on the Georgetown staff and this position represents perhaps his best chance to get a head coaching job after being passed over many times in the NBA.
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But the reason the job is open may be the reason Ewing doesn't take the job.
Ewing considers Thompson Jr. a second father. Ewing was also a fan of the team under John Thompson III’s leadership and even expressed grief over his dismissal. So, naturally this could seem like a stab in the back if he were to take the position.
Nothing is set in stone, but, Ewing really does seem like the ideal candidate.
If the Hoyas want to keep the head coaching position within the family — Ewing is the next best thing.
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MILWAUKEE -- Markus Howard, the nation's leading scorer, poured in 30 points as Marquette romped past Georgetown 93-72 on Wednesday night.
Howard, who came in averaging 27.1 points per game, was 10-of-16 shooting and made half of his 10 3-point attempts. Sacar Anim had 15 points for Marquette (18-9, 8-7 Big East Conference) as did Jamal Cain. Brendan Bailey had 10 points while Jayce Johnson grabbed 11 rebounds to go with nine points. Howard's first 3-pointer of the game gave him 2,636 points to pass Stephen Curry (2,635) and enter the NCAA's top 30 career scoring list.
Jagan Mosely had 19 points and six rebounds for the Hoyas (15-13, 5-10). Jahvon Blair added 18 points. Jamorko Pickett had 12 points.
The Golden Eagles improve to 2-0 against the Hoyas on the season. Marquette defeated Georgetown 84-80 on Jan. 18.
Marquette matches up against Seton Hall at home on Saturday. Georgetown takes on Xavier at home on Sunday.
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CHICAGO -- Charlie Moore had 20 points as DePaul broke its eight-game losing streak, topping Georgetown 74-68 on Saturday night.
Moore hit 8 of 10 foul shots. He added seven assists.
Romeo Weems had 19 points for DePaul (14-13, 2-12 Big East Conference). Paul Reed added 12 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and three blocks. Jaylen Butz had 10 points.
Terrell Allen had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Hoyas (15-12, 5-9). Jamorko Pickett added 19 points and seven rebounds. Jagan Mosely had 13 points.
The Blue Demons leveled the season series against the Hoyas with the win. Georgetown defeated DePaul 76-72 on Feb. 8. DePaul takes on Xavier on the road on Tuesday. Georgetown plays No. 19 Marquette on the road on Wednesday.
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