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This is new that will make any hoops fan smile. NBA Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing has been hired to coach the Georgetown men’s basketball team. 

Reports USA Today:

The former All-American for the Hoyas has been hired as the school’s basketball coach, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly until a formal announcement is made. Ewing replaces John Thompson III, the son of his college coach John Thompson.

Ewing led Georgetown to three Final Fours and one national title during his playing career. He was selected No. 1 overall in the 1985 NBA draft by the New York Knicks.

Since his retirement as a player, Ewing has been an assistant with the Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic and currently with the Charlotte Bobcats.

Coincidentally, the Bobcats owner is Michael Jordan, and Jordan Brand sponsors Georgetown’s basketball team. This is probably a coincidence, but whatever.

Congratulations to Patrick Ewing.