Caribbean-American Heritage Month Wall of Fame: New York Knicks Former Player Patrick Ewing

Patrick Ewing is a Jamaican-American retired basketball hall of famer. He played with the New York Knicks for a majority of his career.

Caribbean-American Heritage Month Wall of Fame: New York Knicks Former Player Patrick Ewing

New York Knicks former player Patrick Ewing

Patrick Ewing is a Jamaican-American retired basketball hall of famer. He played with the New York Knicks for a majority of his career. He was the New York Knicks' all-time leader in nearly every significant category and basketball's 13th all-time scorer with 24,815 points. Patrick also won Olympic gold medals as a member of the 1984 and 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball teams.

Prior to entering the NBA, Patrick was a star with the Georgetown University's Hoyas. He won an NCAA championship at Georgetown during the 1983-84 season and led the team in two other championship games. Contrary to the actions of many basketball stars, Patrick stayed at Georgetown for four years, earning a degree in Fine Arts.

After retiring as a player, Patrick stayed with the game as a coach. He was an assistant coach with the Houston Rockets; the Orlando Magic, serving as a key factor in the Magic's run to the 2009 NBA Finals; and the Charlotte Bobcats. In April 2017, Patrick was selected to be the Head Couch at his alma mater, Georgetown University.

Patrick was selected as one of the 50 greatest basketball players of all time in a poll conducted on the 50th anniversary of the NBA. He is also a two-time inductee into the basketball hall of fame.


Sources: Wikipedia, NBA.com