NBC News: David K Li, May 22, 2020 – Hall of Fame basketball player and Georgetown University coach Patrick Ewing announced Friday night that he was hospitalized after testing positive for coronavirus.

“I have tested positive for COVID-19,” Ewing said in a statement.

“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.”

Ewing, 57, just completed his third season as head baskeball coach at his alm mater. No other members of that team or staff have tested positive, Georgetown said.

The coach has been isolated at a local hospital, according to the school.

The 7-foot center played 17 seasons in the NBA, 15 for the New York Knicks. He was an 11-time NBA All-Star.

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

  • Georgetown Hoyas head coach Patrick Ewing doesn’t like the call in the game against the Xavier Musketeers in the second half at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC on March 1, 2020.Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images file