Ewing, who is now the head coach of Georgetown University's basketball team, released a statement through the elite school confirming his diagnosis. "I'll be fine and we will all get through this". The lead coordinator of the White House coronavirus task Force, Deborah Birx, said Friday the area leads the country in the percentage of positive tests and has not seen the decline that other states have reported. Ewing returned to his alma mater as head coach at the start of the 2017-18 season.
"Georgetown University's Men's Basketball Coach Patrick Ewing has tested positive the COVID-19 virus", the statement began.
He was taken with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1985 draft after the Knicks won the NBA's first lottery. 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. Under his watch, the Hoyas have combined to go 49-46 in three seasons, missing the NCAA Tournament in all three years.
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