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 DC dine and ditch suspects shamed on Facebook Too Many Zooz live performance Lawsuit filed against 'Fixer Upper' star Chip Gaines WUSA9 meteorologists talk about the 2002 La Plata tornado Tracking Metro: Major 'sick-out' planned Controversy over school 'smash space' for teachers Dancing DC kindergartners win hearts and views Killfies Determined mom makes DC streets safer Metro workers threaten 'sick-out' over new policy More Stories How experts use age progression technology to help… Apr 27, 2017, 9:40 p.m. Wizards eliminate Hawks 115-99, move on to second round Apr 28, 2017, 10:25 p.m. Pres. Trump made 100 days of promises. Did he keep them? Apr 28, 2017, 9:25 p.m.