Georgetown coach and former Hoyas and Knicks star Patrick Ewing said Friday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
“I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19,” Ewing, who has been Georgetown’s coach since 2017, wrote in a statement released by the university and posted to the Hall of Famer center’s Twitter page. “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 healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines. I’ll be fine and we will all get through this.”
Ewing, 57, is one of many in the sports world to have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, but is the only person on the Georgetown team to contract the virus, according to the university.
Ewing is isolated at a local hospital in the DMV area.
“This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly,” Ewing also wrote on Twitter. “I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones.”
As a player, Ewing helped Georgetown win the 1984 NCAA championship and reach two other title games. He was taken by New York with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1985 NBA draft.
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