Georgetown has parted ways with Patrick Ewing after six seasons

When Patrick Ewing was hired as the Georgetown Hoyas’ head coach, there was hope that the school’s all-time leading scorer could bring the program back into the limelight. However, after four mediocre years that included a stunning run to the Big East tournament title followed by a loss in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the Hoyas were one of the worst teams in high major basketball, posting a 13-51 Record for the last two seasons – including a 2-37 record in the Big East game.

After Georgetown rebounded from the Big East Tournament Thursday from Villanova with an 80-48 loss at Madison Square Garden, the school made official what many expected when Ewing was fired.

In his six seasons at the helm, Georgetown went 75-109, but the downward slide over the past two years has been impossible to ignore. Those stepping in to follow Ewing will have a unique opportunity to rebuild a program with a rich legacy that has seemingly hit rock bottom, but Georgetown’s ceiling in this era of college basketball is likely much lower than it used to be. Still, fans of the Hoyas expect they’ll be competitive, at least in the Big East, and that hasn’t been the case for the past two years, leading to the downfall of a Georgetown legend. Georgetown has parted ways with Patrick Ewing after six seasons

Jaclyn Diaz

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