Georgetown sacked head coach Patrick Ewing after 6 seasons

After six seasons coaching his alma mater, Patrick Ewing’s tenure as head coach of Georgetown has come to an end. The university made the decision to fire Ewing on Thursday, just one day after the Hoyas were blown out by Villanova 80-48 in the first round of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden.

Ewing, a legendary Georgetown big man who had a Hall of Fame career as a player, struggled to find success as a coach. This season, the Hoyas finished with a dismal 7-25 record, marking the second consecutive year that Ewing’s program failed to reach double-digit wins.

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In 2022, Georgetown went 6-25 and failed to win a single game in Big East play, posting an 0-19 record against conference competition. The losing streak carried into the 2023 season, with the Hoyas suffering 29 consecutive regular-season Big East losses before finally snapping it with a home win over DePaul on Jan. 24. The team managed just one more victory, a road win over Butler on Feb. 19, and finished the season with a 2-18 Big East record.

Despite the team’s struggles, Georgetown president John J. DeGiola praised Ewing for his contributions to the program. “Patrick Ewing is the heart of Georgetown basketball,” DeGiola said in a statement. “I am deeply grateful to Coach Ewing for his vision, his determination and for all that he has enabled Georgetown to achieve. Over these past six years, he was tireless in his dedication to his team and the young men he coached, and we will forever be grateful to Patrick for his courage and his leadership in our Georgetown community.”

Source: ghnewsbuzz.com

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