Advertisement

Our coronavirus coverage is free for the first 24 hours. Find the latest information at tampabay.com/coronavirus. Please consider subscribing or donating.

  1. Sports

Hall of Fame player, Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing tests positive for coronavirus

"I’ll be fine and we will all get through this,'' the 57-year-old Ewing says in a statement.

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.

• • •

Tampa Bay Times coronavirus coverage

GET THE DAYSTARTER MORNING UPDATE: Sign up to receive the most up-to-date information.

SO YOU WANT TO LEAVE YOUR HOUSE? Read these 10 tips first

DID YOU TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS? A Tampa Bay Times reporter would like to talk to you.

WHAT’S OPEN?: This list includes local establishments doing business in various ways.

LOCAL RESTAURANTS: The updated database of Tampa Bay restaurants open for dine-in or takeout

UNEMPLOYMENT Q&A: We answer your questions about Florida unemployment benefits

LISTEN TO THE CORONAVIRUS PODCAST: New episodes every week, including interviews with experts and reporters

HAVE A TIP?: Send us confidential news tips

We’re working hard to bring you the latest news on the coronavirus in Florida. This effort takes a lot of resources to gather and update. If you haven’t already subscribed, please consider buying a print or digital subscription.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Advertisement
Advertisement