Close Georgetown hires alumnus Patrick Ewing as men's basketball coach Georgetown basketball's future WUSA 5:29 PM. EDT April 06, 2017 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST WASHINGTON (AP) - Georgetown has hired Patrick Ewing to be its men's basketball coach, bringing the Hoyas legend back to the school he helped build into a national power as a player in the 1980s. Georgetown announced the hiring on Monday. Ewing led the Hoyas to their only national championship in 1984, and now he takes over for the son of the man who coached him at Georgetown. John Thompson III, the son of Big John Thompson, was fired last month after two consecutive losing seasons. Ewing has been an assistant coach with the NBA's Charlotte Hornets and had hoped for years to land a head coaching job in the pros. The blog Casual Hoya first reported the hire. 1984 @NCAA National Champion 11x @NBA All-Star for @nyknicks 2008 @Hoophall Inductee Welcome home @GeorgetownHoops Coach Patrick Ewing! pic.twitter.com/0CMdCmTZ3b— Georgetown Hoyas (@GeorgetownHoyas) April 3, 2017 © 2017 Associated Press CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS Twin toddlers found unresponsive in Va. family's pool Man stabbed to death at Fayette County mansion RAW: Ga. restaurant assault Apartment fire displaces 200 in DC Rallies planned for Sunday on National Mall Does this ATM trick stop you from getting robbed? Raw: Road rage crash caught on camera Police investigate the possiblity of sexual assult in muslim teen murder case Teens were handcuffed on the National Mall for selling water Video Shows Rescue of Kala Brown More Stories Anti-hate, Alt-Right free speech groups rally on… Jun 25, 2017, 5:56 p.m. Man's body found in NW DC apartment fire Jun 25, 2017, 1:42 p.m. Several free speech rallies planned for DC this Sunday Jun 23, 2017, 11:49 p.m.