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Patrick Ewing out as Georgetown men’s basketball head coach

Georgetown parted ways with men’s basketball head coach Patrick Ewing on Thursday, the school announced.

The moves come a day after the Hoyas (7-25) suffered a 32-point loss to Villanova (17-15) in the first round of the Big East tournament.

“I am very proud to graduate from Georgetown University,” Ewing said in a statement. “And I am very grateful to President (John J.) DeGioa for giving me the opportunity to achieve my ambition to be head basketball coach. It is particularly meaningful to me to be in charge of the basketball program at my alma mater. I wish the program nothing but success. I will always be a Hoya.”

The Knicks legend spent six seasons coaching the Hoyas and was unable to achieve the success he had as a player. Ewing went 75-109 as manager with just one winning season (2018-19) during his tenure, amassing just 13 wins in his last two seasons.

Before parting ways with the show, Ewing said Wednesday that he had “no thoughts” about his future.

“It has been a privilege to work with Patrick these past few years and I deeply appreciate all of his hard work and efforts in supporting our student-athletes and the men’s basketball program,” said Lee Reed, the school’s director of athletics. “We are grateful to all those who have supported this program during this time. We will immediately launch a national search for our next coach and look forward to a bright future for Hoya basketball.”

Ewing put the program in the big dance for the first time since the 2014-15 season after defeating Creighton in the Big East final in the 2020-21 season. The Big East title gave the Hoyas an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament, but the team lost to Colorado in the first round.

The Hoyas only made one NCAA tournament appearance during Ewing’s tenure.

“Patrick Ewing is the heart of Georgetown basketball. I am deeply grateful to Coach Ewing for his vision, his determination, and for all that he has enabled Georgetown to achieve,” Georgetown President DeGioia said in the statement. “Over these past six years, he was relentless in his dedication to his team and the youth he coached and we will forever be grateful to Patrick for his courage and his leadership in our Georgetown community.”

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