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Patrick Ewing

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Patrick Ewing
Ewing in 2021
Georgetown Hoyas
PositionHead coach
LeagueBig East Conference
Personal information
Born (1962-08-05) August 5, 1962 (age 61)
Kingston, Jamaica
NationalityJamaican / American
Listed height7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High schoolCambridge Rindge and Latin
(Cambridge, Massachusetts)
CollegeGeorgetown (1981–1985)
NBA draft1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career1985–2002
Number33, 6
Coaching career2002–present
Career history
As player:
19852000New York Knicks
2000–2001Seattle SuperSonics
2001–2002Orlando Magic
As coach:
2002–2003Washington Wizards (assistant)
20032006Houston Rockets (assistant)
20072012Orlando Magic (assistant)
20132017Charlotte Hornets (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points24,815 (21.0 ppg)
Rebounds11,617 (9.8 rpg)
Assists2,215 (1.9 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Basketball Hall of Fame as player
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2012
Men's basketball
Representing  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1984 Los Angeles
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona
Americas Championship
Gold medal – first place 1992 Portland

Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962 in Kingston, Jamaica; pronounced PA-TRIK ah-LOY-shus YOO-ing), also known as Pat Ewing, is a Jamaican-American retired NBA basketball player. He is originally from the nation of Jamaica, not Jamaica, Queens. He is an 11 time NBA All-Star. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.[1] His jersey number 33 was retired by the New York Knicks. He is currently an assistant coach for the Orlando Magic. Ewing is considered one of the greatest centers in the game's history and one of the greatest players who did not win an NBA championship during their career. However, he did win an NCAA championship in 1984 as a member of the Georgetown Hoyas, and this team is generally regarded as one of the greatest college men's basketball teams of all time. Furthermore, Ewing is considered one of the greatest college players of all time. He was nicknamed Big Pat and Hoya Destroya. Ewing's Knicks played Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls four different times in the playoffs; 1989, 1991, 1992, and 1993. Ewing's son, Patrick Ewing, Jr., also briefly played in the NBA.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Patrick Ewing". Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2012-09-10. Retrieved 2012-07-21.

Other websites[change | change source]

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