Might 22 (UPI) — New York Knicks legend and present Georgetown males’s basketball coach Patrick Ewing has examined positive for the coronavirus, the varsity introduced Friday.

In a assertion launched by way of the college, which is situated in Washington, D.C., Ewing stated he determined to share his prognosis publicly “to emphasise that this virus can have an effect on anybody.” He’s underneath care and remoted at an area hospital.

“I wish to share that I’ve examined positive or COVID-19. This virus is critical and shouldn’t be taken calmly,” Ewing stated. “I wish to encourage everybody to remain secure and maintain yourselves and your family members. Now greater than ever, I wish to thank the healthcare staff and everybody on the entrance strains. I will be wonderful and we are going to all get by way of this.”

The varsity stated Ewing is the one member of the Georgetown males’s basketball program to have examined positive for the virus.

After his standout taking part in profession and 15 years as an assistant coach for 4 NBA groups, Ewing took over as Georgetown’s head coach in 2017.

Throughout his taking part in profession at Georgetown, Ewing guided the Hoyas to their lone nationwide championship in 1984. He was the Naismith Participant of the Yr in 1985 and earned first-team All-American honors in three straight seasons from 1983-85.

Ewing, 57, was an 11-time All-Star with the Knicks. He averaged 21 factors, 9.eight rebounds and a couple of.four blocks per recreation throughout his NBA profession with the then-Seattle SuperSonics, Orlando Magic and Knicks.

Ewing was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Corridor of Fame in 2008.