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Georgetown icon Patrick Ewing now being considered for Hoyas head coach position

Georgetown icon Patrick Ewing now being considered for Hoyas head coach position

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. 


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.


Georgetown won its opener, and Mac McClung's dunking skills are as good as advertised


Georgetown won its opener, and Mac McClung's dunking skills are as good as advertised

Well that didn't take long. 

In just his first game in a Georgetown uniform, highly-touted freshman guard Mac McClung threw down an amazing highlight-reel dunk that's already gone viral. 

The 6-0 Gate City, Va. native might not be the most highly touted recruit in Georgetown history, but next to Allen Iverson, he's the most buzzworthy. 

And if the Hoyas' season-opener against Maryland-Eastern Shore is any indication, McClung is worthy of the buzz.

Yep, just as good as advertised

The Hoyas defeated Maryland-Eastern Shore in their season opener 68-53 Tuesday, and while McClung only eight scored points, that slam has confirmed he and Georgetown might just be must-watch TV again. 


Georgetown will look to Big East Tournament after falling to Wildcats

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Georgetown will look to Big East Tournament after falling to Wildcats

PHILADELPHIA -- Jay Wright moved into a tie atop Villanova's career wins list with 413 in No. 4 Villanova's 97-73 win over Georgetown on Saturday night.

Wright improved to 413-165 since he took the job in 2001 and has led the Wildcats to the 2009 Final Four and 2016 national championship. He matched Al Severance, who went 413-201 from 1936-1961. Wright can top Severance with a win in the Big East Tournament.

The Wildcats head to Madison Square Garden as the No. 2 seed after their run of four straight regular-season conference titles was ended by Xavier.

There's little worry on the Main Line that Villanova can't make a deep run in the postseason. The Wildcats (27-4, 14-4 Big East) beat champion Xavier twice this season and will surely be a No. 1 or 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

They used the Hoyas (15-14, 5-13) as little more than a tune-up in the finale and took a 15-point lead in the first half that was never seriously challenged. Mikal Bridges scored 24 points and Jalen Brunson solidified his player of the year candidacy with 16 points and seven assists.

Yes, the Wildcats had been upset at the Wells Fargo Center this season by St. John's, a team that was winless in the Big East, but the outcome seemed a mere formality against Patrick Ewing's Hoyas.

The Hoyas missed all nine 3s in the first half. Jesse Govan scored 30 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field and he went 10-for-10 from the free-throw line.

The second half served as a mere countdown toward Wright's ascension to a share of the top of the record book.

Wright led the Wildcats, who won the 1985 national title under his mentor Rollie Massimino, to their greatest run of success in program history. They've won at least 32 games each of the previous three seasons and he's led them to the NCAAs all but one year (2012) since 2005.

Wright, a Churchville, Pennsylvania native, played college basketball at Bucknell and started as an assistant at Rochester and Drexel. He spent five seasons at Villanova as Massimino's assistant, then followed him to UNLV for another two years before taking the head coaching job at Hofstra in 1994.

Hired in 2001 to replace Steve Lappas, Wright took the Wildcats to the top of every meaningful stat -- including an eight-week stint this year at No. 1 in the AP Top 25 poll.