Ge­orge­town an­nounces three coach­ing hires for Ewing staff

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

Pa­trick Ewing now has help as Hoyas coach, af­ter the team named Louis Orr, Robert Kirby and Ak­bar Wa­heed to its staff Mon­day.

“I’m very ex­cited to have ex­pe­ri­enced and well-rounded coaches on my staff,” Ewing said in a state­ment. “From the day I re­turned to my alma mater, my pri­mary goal was to get my staff as­sem­bled and get our coaches out on the road and re­cruit­ing the best stu­dent-ath­letes to Ge­orge­town.

Orr was head coach at Se­ton Hall from 2001-06 where he was Big East Coach of the Year in 2003, and at Bowl­ing Green State Univer­sity from 2007-14. The Syra­cuse grad­u­ate played in the NBA for eight years, six of them along­side Ewing with the Knicks.

Kirby returns to Ge­orge­town where he was an as­sis­tant coach from 201012. Most re­cently, he was an as­sis­tant coach at LSU from 2016-17 and Mem­phis from 2013-15.

Kirby is known as a skilled re­cruiter, who helped land Otto Porter for the Hoyas dur­ing his first stint at Ge­orge­town.

Wa­heed was re­tained by the pro­gram af­ter join­ing the Ge­orge­town staff as an as­sis­tant coach last May. Wa­heed, a D.C. na­tive who grad­u­ated from Gon­zaga Col­lege High School, has been an as­sis­tant coach at Hof­s­tra, Bos­ton Col­lege and Ni­a­gara, as well as a scout for the Ok­la­homa City Thun­der in the NBA.

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