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Hall of Fame basketball player Patrick Ewing hospitalized with COVID-19



Patrick Ewing (Photo courtesy Georgetown University Athletics)

Hall of Fame basketball player and Georgetown University coach Patrick Ewing has been hospitalized due to the coronavirus.

“I have tested positive for COVID-19,” Ewing said Friday on Twitter. “This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones.”

Ewing, 57, played 17 seasons in the NBA including 15 for the New York Knicks. He retired from the NBA in 2002 and soon after retirement he began a coaching career as an assistant with the Washington Wizards.

Ewing, who is 7 feet tall, played college basketball at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., from 1981 to 1985. He is now the head basketball coach for his alma mater and recently finished his third season.

Georgetown has a 49-46 record in the last three years under Ewing’s leadership.

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