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Patrick Ewing
Ewing in 2016
Georgetown Hoyas
Head coach
Personal information
Born August 5, 1962 (1962-08-05) (age 58)
Kingston, Jamaica
Nationality Jamaican / American
High school Cambridge Rindge and Latin
(Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
College Georgetown (1981–1985)
NBA Draft 1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Pro career 1985–2002
Coaching career 2002–present
League Big East Conference
Career history
As player:
1985–2000 New York Knicks
2000–2001 Seattle SuperSonics
2001–2002 Orlando Magic
As coach:
2002–2003 Washington Wizards (assistant)
2003–2006 Houston Rockets (assistant)
2007–2012 Orlando Magic (assistant)
2013–2017 Charlotte Hornets (assistant)
2017–present Georgetown
Career highlights and awards
  • 11× NBA All-Star (1986, 1988–1997)
  • All-NBA First Team (1990)
  • 6× All-NBA Second Team (1988, 1989, 1991–1993, 1997)
  • 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1988, 1989, 1992)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1986)
  • NBA All-Rookie Team (1986)
  • No. 33 retired by New York Knicks
  • NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • NCAA champion (1984)
  • NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1984)
  • National College Player of the Year (1985)
  • 3× Consensus first-team All-American (1983–1985)
  • 2× Big East Player of the Year (1984, 1985)
  • Mr. Basketball USA (1981)
  • First-team Parade All-American (1981)
Career NBA statistics
Points 24,815 (21.0 ppg)
Rebounds 11,617 (9.8 rpg)
Assists 2,215 (1.9 apg)

Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962 in Kingston, Jamaica; pronounced PA-TRIK ah-LOY-shus YOO-ing), also known as Pat Ewing, is a Jamaican-American retired NBA basketball player. He is originally from the nation of Jamaica, not Jamaica, Queens. He is an 11 time NBA All-Star. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008. His jersey number 33 was retired by the New York Knicks. He is currently an assistant coach for the Orlando Magic. Ewing is considered one of the greatest centers in the game's history and one of the greatest players who did not win an NBA championship during their career. However, he did win an NCAA championship in 1984 as a member of the Georgetown Hoyas, and this team is generally regarded as one of the greatest college men's basketball teams of all time. Furthermore, Ewing is considered one of the greatest college players of all time. He was nicknamed Big Pat and Hoya Destroya. Ewing's Knicks played Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls four different times in the playoffs; 1989, 1991, 1992, and 1993. Ewing's son, Patrick Ewing, Jr., also briefly played in the NBA.

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