Georgetown Hoyas

Georgetown set to hire Patrick Ewing as head coach, source confirms

Georgetown Hoyas

Georgetown has hired former player and NBA Hall-of-Famer, Patrick Ewing, as the program's new head coach, a source confirmed to CSN Mid-Atlantic on Monday.

Ewing will replace the vacant position left by the firing of John Thompson III after 13 seasons at the helm.

Ewing was a primary candidate for the opening as soon as it became available, although the school also reached out to the likes of Texas' Shaka Smart, Harvard's Tommy Amaker and Rhode Island's Danny Hurley.

The university hired a search firm to help zero in on candidates before ultimately settling with the program's most iconic player.

With the Hoyas, the 54-year-old was a three-time All-American that helped carry the program to their lone NCAA tournament title. Drafted by the New York Knicks, he is also an 11-time NBA All-Star and the 1986 Rookie of the Year. 

He will be the 18th head coach in Georgetown's history, it will be Ewing's first head coaching job after four different jobs as an assistant in the NBA.

Ewing is already working on assembling a new staff, which is likely to include his son Patrick Ewing Jr., who was a part of the Hoyas' 2007 Final Four team and has served as the Hoyas' director of basketball operations since 2015.