Baltimore Sun : 2020-05-23

SPORTS : 11 : 1


Sports & COMICS THE BALTIMORE SUN SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2020 | WHEN SPORTS STOOD STILL Keeping an eye on the world of sports during the coronaviru­s crisis: Ewing tests positive for the coronaviru­s Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated at a hospital. “This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly,” the Hall of Famer as a player for the Hoyas in college and the Knicks in the NBA said in a statement issued by the university. “I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. “Now more than ever, I want to thank the health care workers and everyone on the front lines. I’ll be fine and we will all get through this.” The school said the 57-year-old Ewing, above, is the only member of its men’s program who has contracted the virus. As a player, the 7-foot Ewing helped Georgetown win the 1984 NCAA men’s basketball championsh­ip and reach two other title games. During Ewing’s four years playing for John Thompson Jr., Georgetown went 121-23, a winning percentage of .840. He was taken with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1985 draft after the Knicks won the NBA’s first lottery. Ewing wound up leading the Knicks to the 1994 NBA Finals, where they lost to the Rockets. Ewing played 17 seasons in the NBA, 15 with the Knicks. After retiring as a player, he spent 15 years as an assistant or associate coach with four teams in the pros. In April 2017, he returned to Georgetown for his first job as a head coach, replacing Thompson’s son in that job with the Hoyas. 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. In 2019-20, Georgetown finished the season with seven consecutiv­e losses and a 15-17 record. Last week, sophomore guard Mac McClung announced that he was planning to enter the NCAA transfer portal, joining four other Georgetown players who said during the season they would be switching schools. — Associated Press THE QUOTE “Once we get to college football season, our goal right now is to have college football season start as planned, with fans in stands. What we don’t know is what the capacity level would be.” Carly Spinnler — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to Austin television station KXAN NBA NHL MLB Season suspended indefinite­ly Season suspended indefinite­ly Opening day delayed indefinite­ly MLS NFL NCAA Spring sports schedule canceled Season suspended until at least June 8 Camps scheduled to start in mid-July

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