Georgetown wants to keep things in the family.
After ushering out the son of the legendary John Thompson, the team may be interested in bringing another Hoya to the bench: Patrick Ewing.
Ewing played for Georgetown in the early 1980s, making three All-American teams and leading the Hoyas to their only national title before becoming the top overall pick in the NBA Draft in 1985.
The big man has been serving as an assistant on benches across the NBA, always pining for a head coaching job. His desire to succeed on a pro level may be a hindrance to him taking the Georgetown job if it's offered to him.
In past, Charlotte associate HC Patrick Ewing held no interest in NCAA jobs. Perhaps G'town gives him pause, but he's been committed to NBA.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) March 23, 2017
Ewing has been an associate head coach with the Charlotte Hornets since 2013 and came extremely close to getting the Sacramento Kings head coaching job last season.
An additional pull to Georgetown would be that his son is an assistant coach there. The opportunity to be with family, both literal and figurative, may lead Patrick Ewing to a major head coaching gig at the college level.