Quite possibly the greatest alumni in the history of Georgetown University is now being considered for their open head coaching vacancy.
Patrick Ewing, who led Georgetown to the 1984 National Championship and one of the greatest centers in the history of the NBA, is a front runner for the open position at Georgetown, after the team fired John Thompson III following a disappointing season in which the team did not make the NCAA tournament.
— The Vertical (@TheVertical) March 24, 2017
Georgetown used to be one of the biggest powers in college basketball, a force to be reckoned with every year for the NCAA tournament. However in recent years, March has not been too kind to the Hoyas. Early exits from the tournament and even a lack of existence in the tournament made the firing of Thompson III an easy decision for the school.
Ewing, who has been an NBA assistant coach over the past 15 seasons, has had an eye on an NBA head coaching position for a while now. Every time he gets close to getting the job, there’s always someone whop leapfrogs him.
So, would leading his former school deep into the NCAA tournament or even a national title get him to his ultimate goal of an NBA coaching position?
I would imagine so, but would he want to leave Georgetown if he has some success with his alma mater?
Let’s see if he accepts the job first.