Former New York Knicks legend Patrick Ewing has been working hard to prepare for his first head coaching opportunity. Since retiring from the NBA, Ewing spent 15 years as an assistant coach for the Wizards, Bobcats (Hornets) and Magic. Finally, in 2017, Ewing’s alma mater Georgetown University named him the head coach of their men’s basketball program. It was truly a dream come true for the NBA Hall of Famer. Dreams end eventually.
From 1981 – 1985, Ewing led the Hoyas to college basketball glory. Playing for legendary college coach John Thompson, Jr., the former Naismith Player of the Year, led Georgetown to the NCAA Championship in 3 of his 4 years. Surprisingly, Georgetown only won one of the 3 of those NCAA Finals during Patrick Ewing’s tenure at the Big East basketball power, defeating Houston in 1984. The former first round pick never won an NBA championship. Ewing hoped to bring another championship from the sidelines of Georgetown.
Things haven’t gone well during Patrick Ewing’s tenure at the Big East university. After a .500 regular season in 2021, the Hoyas made a great run and won the Big East Tournament. It was Ewing’s only NCAA Tournament appearance as a head coach. In six seasons, as of Tuesday, Georgetown is 73-99 under the former Knicks’ center. Alumni have been calling for a change since last spring, when the Hoyas finished a dismal 6-25. It was the worst season for Georgetown since John Magee led the Hoyas to a 3-23 record in 1972 before he was fired. Can the Hoyas legend survive another brutal season?
The way things are going this season at 5-15 so far, it’s not likely that Patrick Ewing will be coaching this team next season. Georgetown will surely allow one of the university’s most recognizable stars to step down with grace. The 60-year-old Ewing needs another big run in the Big East Tournament and possibly an NCAA win to keep his job. If Ewing wants to continue coaching, there are plenty of college programs that will welcome the Hall of Fame player, regardless of his coaching record.
Coeyman’s 1910 Brick Estate sits on 73 Acres and features a 3rd floor ballroom
This historic Georgian Colonial was built with local brick in 1910 to overlook the Hudson River and the Berkshires. It is situated on 73 acres complete with guesthouses, 3 barns and a 3 car garage. Classical Greek architecture allows for oversized and high ceilings. There is a huge covered terrace on the second floor. Along the central hall leads to a ballroom on the third floors. The main house has 5 bedrooms, 3 and a half baths and 6 fireplaces. It was built as a country cottage and given as a wedding present to Edward and Martha Van Antwerpen. There is also a wooded road that leads to a bridge to the 42-acre Shad Island. This is part of the property along the Hudson River shore.
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