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Basketball legend Patrick Ewing tests positive for coronavirus

Basketball legend Patrick Ewing tests positive for coronavirus”

Ewing is the only member of the Hoyas men's program to test positive for the coronavirus, according to the release.

Basketball Hall of Famer and Georgetown men's basketball coach Patrick Ewing said Friday he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19. Ewing also made sure to let people know that they should be taking the virus seriously and that it is truly no laughing matter.

'I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones.

Ewing, who is now the head coach of Georgetown University's basketball team, released a statement through the elite school confirming his diagnosis.

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"Now more than ever, I want to thank the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines", Ewing said.

During Ewing's four years playing for John Thompson Jr., Georgetown went 121-23, a winning percentage of.840. He is the only player to play over 1,000 games with the Knicks. Ewing wound up leading NY to the 1994 NBA Finals, where they lost to Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets. The former New York Knicks center now serves as the head coach of Georgetown University's basketball team. He's compiled a 49-46 overall record in three seasons with the Hoyas, and led them to a 15-17 record this season before play was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, sports were suspended across North America, with the National Basketball Association seeing their 2019-20 season in hiatus as of mid-March.



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