Hall of Fame NBA super star and Coach, Patrick Ewing has been hospitalized immediately after testing positive for Coronavirus.
Ewing is the head coach of Georgetown University, the college he represented early on in his playing days before transitioning into the NBA.
Georgetown University said in a statement: “Ewing is under care and isolated at a local hospital. He is the only member of the Georgetown men’s basketball program to have tested positive for the virus.”
I have tested positive for COVID-19,” Ewing said in a statement on Friday night. “This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to charge everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones.”
Ewing was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.
Ewing played most of his career as the starting center of the NBA’s New York Knicks and also played briefly with the Seattle SuperSonics and Orlando Magic
He spent 17 seasons in the NBA and all but two of those with the New York Knicks, who he helped to the Eastern Conference title in 1994 and 1999.