Georgetown University basketball coach and NBA Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated at a hospital.
“This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly,” the All-Star for the Hoyas in college and the New York Knicks in the NBA said in a statement issued by the university.
“I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Now more than ever, I want to thank the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines. I’ll be fine and we will all get through this.”
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The school said the 57-year-old Ewing is the only member of its men’s program who has contracted the coronavirus.
As a player, the 7-foot Ewing helped Georgetown win the 1984 NCAA men’s basketball championship and reach two other title games.
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During Ewing’s four years playing for John Thompson Jr., Georgetown went 121-23, a winning percentage of .840.
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