Patrick Ewing Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Patrick Ewing Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Knicks legend Patrick Ewing has revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement released by Georgetown University. "This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly", Ewing said in a statement. No one else in the school's basketball program has tested positive to date, the school said.

Ewing played most of his National Basketball Association career with the New York Knicks but also had stints with the Seattle SuperSonics and the Orlando Magic. Ewing opted to disclose this illness to raise awareness regarding the dangers of COVID-19 as states around the country relax stay-at-home restrictions.

He also urged his supporters to take the virus seriously and look after themselves. "I will be fine and we will all get through this". Four players transferred late in the season, including 2018-19 Big East freshman of the year James Akinjo.

No Knicks player has ever scored more points, grabbed more rebounds or blocked more shots than Ewing.

In his first three seasons at his alma mater, Ewing's teams have gone a combined 49-46 with zero trips to the NCAA Tournament. Ewing stayed in the league, going on to hold assistant coaching positions in Washington, Houston, Orlando and Charlotte before being named the head coach at Georgetown in 2017.

The 57-year-old hall of famer also shared a statement from Georgetown about his medical condition and the status of the men's basketball team he coaches.

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