Why does he not train Patrick Ewing vs. Butler? Georgetown head coach suspended for key Big East match

One of the most famous programs in the Great East will have the next match without a coach. Georgetown announced on Wednesday that coach and legend Hoya Patrick Ewing will not coach the team’s upcoming match against Butler because Ewing is in the COVID protocols.

Hoyas and Bulldogs are due to meet Thursday at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC Assistant coach Louis Orr will lead Georgetown in Ewing’s absence as he tries to lead Hoyas to a conference record of 0.500 and more than 0.500 this season.

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It’s Georgetown’s first game in six days and only the second game in the Big East of the year, as the Hoyas had four conference games canceled in 14 days.

According to the newly revised Great East policy, games will be canceled if the team has less than seven available scholarship players and one eligible coach. At the time of cancellation, the game will try to reschedule, otherwise the game is considered without competition.

A record by Patrick Ewing in Georgetown

Ewing took the lead on his alma mater before the 2017-18 season and the Hoyas have since hovered just around 0.500. Basketball Hall of Famer played in Georgetown from 1981-85 under legendary coach John Thompson Jr.

Ewing appealed to the latter earlier this week when his team strangled Marquette after shooting only 29.9 percent of the floor, saying Thompson was “rolling in the grave.”

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Georgetown is 6-6 this season and 0-1 in the Big East this season, but it’s the second number to be worrying. In his more than four years at the helm, Ewing has a total of 68-65, but only 26-45 in the Big East game.

However, Georgetown won the Big East conference last year to earn an automatic seat at the NCAA, but lost in the first round. It is the first and only place in the NCAA tournament under Ewing.

Patrick Ewing plays a career in Georgetown

Ewing was one of the best players to ever dress up in Thompson and was collecting award after award. During his four years at Hoyas, Ewing was NCAA Champion in 1984 and was named National Player of the Year in 1985.

He was also three times First Team All-American and twice Big East Player of the Year and was selected four times for all conferences. Ewing was one of Thompson’s 26 offspring drafted for the NBA and one of eight who advanced in the first round.


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