In Ewing's post that includes a statement from the Hoyas, it was noted that the retired NBA Hall of Famer "is under care and isolated at a local hospital". "I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones".
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Following his famed National Basketball Association playing career, Ewing took over as Georgetown's head coach in 2017 after spending 15 years as an assistant coach for four different National Basketball Association franchises. "I'll be fine and get through this". He is the only person in the program to have tested positive for the virus, Georgetown said.
ESPN reports that Ewing is the "only member of the Georgetown men's basketball program to have tested positive for the virus". "Ewing has elected to share his diagnosis publicity to emphasize that this virus can affect anyone". An 11-time All-Star, Ewing was known as one of the best centers of his time along with Hakeem Olajuwon (his 1994 NBA Finals matchup) and the San Antonio Spurs' David Robinson. After playing for Georgetown during his college years, he joined the team as Head Coach and it is a position he still holds until this day.More news: Google, Apple, release joint coronavirus tracking technology
Ewing played for the New York Knicks for 15 seasons between 1985 and 1988.
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.More news: Sens. 'Concerned' Surveillance Of Trump Preceded Crossfire Hurricane