Knicks legend, Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing tests positive for coronavirus

Patrick Ewing

New York Knicks legend Patrick Ewing - now the head coach of the Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team - revealed via social media that he tested positive for 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", said Ewing.

The Georgetown coach is under care and isolated at a local hospital, the school's athletic department said in a statement. Now more than ever, I want to thank healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines.

Ewing, 57, is now "under care and isolated" at a local hospital. "I'll be fine and get through this".

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Ewing did not disclose when he tested positive to the virus, or where he believes he contracted it. The first overall pick after leading Georgetown to the national championship game in 1985, Ewing was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 1986 and earned his only All-NBA First Team selection in 1990.

"Georgetown University's Men's Basketball Coach Patrick Ewing has tested positive the COVID-19 virus", the statement began. Ewing announced his diagnosis on Twitter Friday afternoon. An 11-time All-Star, Ewing was known as one of the best centers of his time along with Hakeem Olajuwon (his 1994 NBA Finals matchup) and the San Antonio Spurs' David Robinson. Since then, he has led the Hoyas to a 49-46 record through three seasons in the new Big East.

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