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 Teen finds wallet, turns in $1500 to grocery store manager Health Check 12 Report: Alzheimer's Disease Former Friendship Collegiate basketball star overcomes tragedy Baltimore mayor: Removing Confederate statues isn't erasing history 5 26 Blackout victims at Mexico resorts have little hope of justice Fast facts about the 2017 eclipse Monday morning weather webcast Some people are already planning for the next eclipse Timelapse: Total solar eclipse hits Oregon School system faces complaint about ad More Stories Confederate memorial taken down overnight in Ellicott City Aug 22, 2017, 5:23 a.m. Fire code violations may displace residents at… Aug 22, 2017, 7:00 a.m. Charlottesville to cover Confederate statues in black fabric Aug 22, 2017, 9:21 a.m.