Knicks legend Patrick Ewing is hospitalized with coronavirus
Coronavirus test results for coach Georgetown Hoyas and New York Knicks legend Patrick Ewing were positive.
Georgetown University announced that Ewing, 57, is receiving isolation treatment at a local hospital.
“I want to share my information about the positive COVID-19 test. Juventus said in a statement that the virus is serious and should not be taken lightly.
“I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of themselves and their loved ones. Now, more than ever, I want to thank the medical staff and everyone on the front line. I will be fine, we will solve this problem.”
I want to share my positive test for COVID-19. The virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of themselves and their loved ones. pic.twitter.com/a2fMuhIZyG
-Patrick Ewing (@ CoachEwing33) May 22, 2020
Georgetown also said that Ewing is the only member of the Hoyas men ’s basketball program who tested positive for the coronavirus.
After an NBA legendary career for the Knicks, Seattle SuperSonics and Orlando Magic, Ewing took over as head coach of the Hoyas Basketball team in 2017 after serving as an assistant to four different NBA teams for 15 seasons. .
Considered the best Georgetown player in school history, Ewing led Hoyas to a national championship in 1984.
Subsequently, he won the Naismith Player of the Year Award in 1985.
From 1983 to 1985, he won the honor of the best team in the United States for three consecutive years.
Patrick Ewing was the Nicks’ 11-time All-Star, averaging 22.8 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game.
He participated in 17 NBA seasons, 15 of them in New York.
Ewing was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.