Georgetown stated in a news release that Ewing, 57, is now isolated and taking care of a Washington hospital. He decided to announce his analysis ” to highlight that this virus could affect anybody,” the college said.
“This virus is severe and shouldn’t be dismissed,” Ewing said in a statement. “I wish to encourage all to remain safe and look after yourselves and your nearest and dearest. More than ever, I wish to thank the health care employees and everybody else on the front lines. I will be nice and we will all get through this.”
I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. pic.twitter.com/a2fMuhIZyG
— Patrick Ewing (@CoachEwing33) May 22, 2020
Ewing is one of the most notable former and current athletes to deal with COVID-19, a disorder that has killed more than 94,000 Americans within the previous couple of months.
An 11-time NBA All-Star as a participant with the New York Knicks, Ewing transitioned to training in 2002, serving as a helper with many NBA teams before taking the head coaching job in Georgetown before this 2017-18 season. The Hoyas have posted a complete record of 49-46 in his three seasons at the helm.