Patrick Ewing

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Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a Jamaican-American retired Hall of Fame basketball player and current head coach of the Georgetown University men's basketball team.wikipedia
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Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball

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Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a Jamaican-American retired Hall of Fame basketball player and current head coach of the Georgetown University men's basketball team.
The current head coach of the program is Patrick Ewing.

New York Knicks

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He played most of his career as the starting center of the NBA's New York Knicks and also played briefly with the Seattle SuperSonics and Orlando Magic.
The playoff-level Knicks of the 1990s were led by future Hall of Fame center Patrick Ewing; this era was marked by passionate rivalries with the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, and Miami Heat.

Orlando Magic

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He played most of his career as the starting center of the NBA's New York Knicks and also played briefly with the Seattle SuperSonics and Orlando Magic.
The franchise was established in 1989 as an expansion franchise, and such notable NBA stars as Shaquille O'Neal, Penny Hardaway, Patrick Ewing, Grant Hill, Tracy McGrady, Steve Francis, Dwight Howard, Vince Carter, Rashard Lewis, Dominique Wilkins, and Hedo Türkoğlu have played for the club throughout its young history.

1984 United States men's Olympic basketball team

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He won Olympic gold medals as a member of the 1984 and 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball teams.
The team was considered to be one of the strongest in U.S.A.'s history to that time, as it featured four of the five 1984 consensus first team All-Americans, in Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Wayman Tisdale, and Sam Perkins.

National Basketball Association

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He played most of his career as the starting center of the NBA's New York Knicks and also played briefly with the Seattle SuperSonics and Orlando Magic.
The 1992 Olympic basketball Dream Team, the first to use current NBA stars, featured Michael Jordan as the anchor, along with Bird, Johnson, David Robinson, Patrick Ewing, Scottie Pippen, Clyde Drexler, Karl Malone, John Stockton, Chris Mullin, Charles Barkley, and star NCAA amateur Christian Laettner.

1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team

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He won Olympic gold medals as a member of the 1984 and 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball teams.
The first ten players for the team were officially selected on September 21, 1991: Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen of the Chicago Bulls, John Stockton and Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz, Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers, Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics, Patrick Ewing of the New York Knicks, Chris Mullin of the Golden State Warriors, David Robinson of the San Antonio Spurs, and Charles Barkley of the Philadelphia 76ers.

1985 NBA draft

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Ewing was expected to be the top pick in the 1985 NBA draft.
The Knicks ultimately used it on Georgetown's Patrick Ewing.

Michael Jordan

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The Hoyas led late in the game, but a shot by future NBA superstar Michael Jordan gave North Carolina the lead. In the 1992 Eastern Conference Semifinals, the Knicks played the defending NBA Champion Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan.
He made the game-winning jump shot in the 1982 NCAA Championship game against Georgetown, which was led by future NBA rival Patrick Ewing.

Hakeem Olajuwon

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In the final, the Hoyas faced the University of Houston, led by future Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon. He was a main contributor to the Knicks' run to the 1994 NBA Finals, in which the Knicks—in the finals for the first time since 1973—lost in the final seconds of Games 6 and 7 to Hakeem Olajuwon's Houston Rockets.
His Rockets won back-to-back championships against the New York Knicks (avenging his college championship loss to Patrick Ewing), and Shaquille O'Neal's Orlando Magic.

Villanova Wildcats men's basketball

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The Hoyas easily defeated the Redmen 77–59, setting up a matchup with another Big East rival in unranked Villanova for the title.
Coincidentally, Severance died on April 1, 1985, which was the same day that Villanova upset Georgetown University and Patrick Ewing to take the NCAA basketball championship.

NBA draft lottery

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Every team that qualified for the playoffs received positions based on their winning percentage, and the teams that did not were placed in a lottery.
They selected Georgetown University standout Patrick Ewing with their first overall pick.

NBA Rookie of the Year Award

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Although injuries marred his first year in the league, he was voted NBA Rookie of the Year and named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team after averaging 20 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game.
Patrick Ewing of Jamaica, Pau Gasol of Spain, Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons of Australia, Andrew Wiggins of Canada, and Luka Dončić of Slovenia are the only winners not born in the United States.

1985–86 New York Knicks season

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In a move that would create controversy for years to come, the envelope Stern drew was the one belonging to the New York Knicks.
The Knicks had won the first overall pick in the 1985 NBA draft in the league's first ever draft lottery, which they used to select Patrick Ewing out of Georgetown, who was regarded as the most sought-after prospect since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1969 by The New York Times.

NBA All-Star Game

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Ewing enjoyed a successful career; eleven times named an NBA All-Star, once named to the All-NBA First Team, six times a member of the All-NBA Second Team, and named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team three times.
Originally players from the same team who share a number have the option to either keep or change numbers (e.g. Patrick Ewing trading his familiar #33 for #3 because of Larry Bird wearing the same number), but since 1997 players from the same team can keep their customary uniform numbers even if they share them.

Center (basketball)

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He played most of his career as the starting center of the NBA's New York Knicks and also played briefly with the Seattle SuperSonics and Orlando Magic.
Coach John Thompson, once a seldom-used backup to Bill Russell with the Celtics, developed the Georgetown Hoyas into a chief pipeline for talent at the Center position, producing a succession of great defensive big men in Patrick Ewing, Dikembe Mutombo and Alonzo Mourning.

Houston Cougars men's basketball

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In the final, the Hoyas faced the University of Houston, led by future Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon.
The Cougars lost in the 1984 NCAA Final to the Georgetown Hoyas, led by Patrick Ewing.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School

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He learned to play basketball at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School with the help of John Fountain.

James Worthy

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Georgetown still had a chance at winning the game in the final seconds, but Freddy Brown mistakenly threw a bad pass directly to opposing player James Worthy.
A tip dunk in front of Patrick Ewing captioned "James Worthy slams the door on Georgetown" made the cover of Sports Illustrated.

1991–92 New York Knicks season

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In the 1992 Eastern Conference Semifinals, the Knicks played the defending NBA Champion Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan.
Patrick Ewing was selected for the 1992 NBA All-Star Game.

United States men's national basketball team

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He was a member of the original Dream Team at the 1992 Olympic Games.
Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, and Chris Mullin, future members of the '92 Dream Team, made their Olympic debuts in 1984.

Georgetown Hoyas

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In one of the most star-studded championship games in NCAA history, Ewing was called for goaltending five times in the first half (later revealed to be intentional at the behest of coach John Thompson), setting the tone for the Hoyas and making his presence felt.
Former Georgetown great Patrick Ewing is the head coach.

1994 NBA Finals

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He was a main contributor to the Knicks' run to the 1994 NBA Finals, in which the Knicks—in the finals for the first time since 1973—lost in the final seconds of Games 6 and 7 to Hakeem Olajuwon's Houston Rockets.
The series was Patrick Ewing's first NBA Finals appearance.

1993–94 New York Knicks season

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He was a main contributor to the Knicks' run to the 1994 NBA Finals, in which the Knicks—in the finals for the first time since 1973—lost in the final seconds of Games 6 and 7 to Hakeem Olajuwon's Houston Rockets.
Three members of the team, Patrick Ewing, John Starks and Charles Oakley were all selected for the 1994 NBA All-Star Game.

Upward Bound

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In order to prepare for college, Ewing joined the MIT-Wellesley Upward Bound Program.
Notable alumni of Upward Bound programs include John Quiñones, Angela Bassett, José M. Hernández, Troy Polamalu, Kenny Leon, Donna Brazile, Patrick Ewing, Henry Bonilla, and Viola Davis.

2009 NBA Finals

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He also set an NBA Finals record for most blocked shots in a single game, with 8 (surpassed by Dwight Howard in 2009).
Orlando assistant coach Patrick Ewing had publicly "guaranteed" that Orlando would win game 7.