Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
For some Hoyas fans, the 12 days between JTIII exiting the University until today when they announced the hiring of Patrick Ewing as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach, it was too long, but at last, they have the guy they think can turn the program around.
Ewing who was introduced in front of packed house in the new Thompson Center, which included JT2, the man who brought Ewing to D.C the first time.
While Ewing does not quite know what his team is going to be over the summer if any other players transfer, but he has promised last year is in the past.
” I want these kids to know I am committed to bringing the pride back to campus. The days of Hoya Paranoia, said Ewing. One question remained after the press conference about his son, who he quoted, “it was like firing me, when he know his son would be out of a job at Georgetown.
Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing will not be able to retain his son on his coaching staff due to a nepotism clause. Patrick Ewing, Jr., who played for the Hoyas in the early 2000s, was a part of John Thompson III’s coaching staff and served as the director of basketball operations.
Ewing said that NCAA rules wouldn’t prevent him from hiring his son, and “it’s a Georgetown thing.” Ewing was hired Monday to succeed John Thompson III, who was fired last month after 13 seasons at the school.
The policy seems odd for a school where either John Thompson III or his father, John Thompson Jr., held the position for nearly 40 out of the last 45 years.