Ewing headed back to Georgetown as head coach

first_imgOn the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite WWE woos Ronda Rousey in a ‘match made in heaven’ SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test LATEST STORIEScenter_img Assistant Coach Patrick Ewing of the Charlotte Hornets looks on during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2016 NBA Playoffs against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on May 1, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFPHall of Famer Patrick Ewing is going back to his basketball roots, taking the head coaching job at Georgetown University where he starred before his standout NBA career.Ewing, the top pick in the 1985 NBA draft, played 15 seasons with the New York Knicks, leading them in some memorable battles with Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Now in his fourth season as an assistant coach with the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, he has been in the mix for an NBA head coaching job in recent years, but never landed with a team.The 54-year-old Jamaican-born Ewing replaces John Thompson III, the son of Ewing’s former coach at Gerogetown, John Thompson Jr.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“Welcome home @GeorgetownHoops Coach Patrick Ewing!” the university posted on its Twitter feed on Monday after reports of the appointment had surfaced in US media.Hornets coach Steve Clifford called Ewing’s departure “a big loss” for the NBA team, but said everyone in Charlotte was “excited for Patrick to have the opportunity to go back to Georgetown”. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ewing led Georgetown’s Hoyas to three straight national championship games, winning one title. His dominant presence in the paint made the Hoyas an intimidating force.Georgetown sacked Thompson III on March 23 after a second straight losing season. Ewing’s son, Patrick Ewing Jr., was a member of Thompson’s coaching staff.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READlast_img read more