Georgetown head coach and New York Knicks legend Patrick Ewing shared with the public on Friday evening that he had tested positive for the novel COVID-19 virus.

Ewing has been isolated in a local hospital. No one else in the Georgetown program has tested positive for the virus. The Hall of Famer chose to publicize his diagnosis in order to emphasize the severity of the virus.

Several athletes all across the sports world took to Twitter to send their best wishes to the 57-year-old.

First was Charles Oakley, who spent over a decade as Ewing's teammate with the Knicks.

The Knicks organization sent out a tweet offering their best wishes to their former star.

Next was Dikembe Mutumbo, who became a star at Georgetown three years after Ewing departed for the NBA.

Jessie Govan, who played for Georgetown from 2015-2019 and spent two seasons under Ewing, tweeted his support for his former head coach.

Others such as Swin Cash, Vernon Maxwell and Bill Russell all send their support, too.

Get well soon, Pat.

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