Hall of Fame basketball player and Georgetown University coach Patrick Ewing announced Friday night that he was hospitalized after testing positive for coronavirus.
“I tested positive for COVID-19,” Ewing said in a statement. “This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourself and your loved ones.”
Ewing, 57, is completing his third season as head basketball coach at his alma mater. No other team members or staff evaluated positively, Georgetown said.
The 7-foot center played 17 seasons in the NBA, mostly for the New York Knicks.
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