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 Emotional farewell to Bowie State student Former guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier faces fight of his life Local rapper London Dior among 3 killed in fiery crash Extended cut: Mother of Relisha Rudd speaks only to WUSA9 Naked man on roof tied to an overnight shooting in Waco Houston man's romantic blunder goes viral Owner's dog adopted to another family No lump, no tumor, the breast cancer disguised as a skin rash Self-marriage, known as 'sologamy' gains popularity Video released of teacher kissing student More Stories Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies May 26, 2017, 11:14 p.m. Former guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier… May 25, 2017, 6:00 p.m. A few showers and storms this weekend, but not a washout Feb 18, 2016, 10:28 a.m.