WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing will miss the Hoyas’ recreation in opposition to visiting Butler due to what his workforce stated Wednesday had been D.C. Department of Health tips.
The news launch asserting the previous Georgetown and NBA star’s absence Thursday didn’t supply every other particulars or rationalization.
Georgetown stated assistant Louis Orr would function the workforce’s appearing coach “starting with the Butler game.”
That is meant to be the second recreation for Georgetown because it had 4 in a row postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 59-year-old Ewing was hospitalized in May 2020 after testing constructive for COVID-19.
The Hoyas’ subsequent scheduled outing is Sunday in opposition to St. John’s at Madison Square Garden, the place Ewing performed for the New York Knicks after his school profession at Georgetown.
As a participant, the 7-footer helped Georgetown win the 1984 NCAA championship and attain two different title video games. He was taken with the No. 1 total decide within the 1985 draft after the Knicks received the NBA’s first lottery. Ewing wound up main New York to the 1994 NBA Finals, the place they misplaced to Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets.
In April 2017, he returned to Georgetown for his first job as a head coach at any stage, hiring Orr as one in every of his assistants. Orr beforehand was a head coach at Siena, Seton Hall and Bowling Green.
Georgetown is 6-6 total and 0-1 within the Big East. Butler is 8-6 total and 1-2 in convention play.
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