Coronavirus: NBA legend Patrick Ewing reveals positive Covid-19 test

Ewing of the Georgetown Hoyas directs players in the first half against the St. John's Red Storm during the first round of the Big East Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden

New York Knicks legend and current Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing is now isolated and undergoing treatment after testing positive for COVID-19, he announced Friday.

The school said Ewing is the only member of the Georgetown men's basketball program to have tested positive for the virus amid the ongoing pandemic.

"I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19", tweeted Ewing , who's in his third season as head coach at Georgetown University, his alma mater. "I'll be fine and we will all get through this".

Ewing, is the latest notable basketball figure to test positive for the virus, which has killed almost 100,000 Americans.

He is "under care" and isolated at a Washington D.C. area hospital.

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Prior to his hiring at Georgetown, Ewing spent 15 seasons as an assistant coach with four National Basketball Association teams. Ewing was a legend with the New York Knicks and was one of the greatest players of his generation.

© APWF FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing yells to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Villanova, in Philadelphia. Since then, he has led the Hoyas to a 49-46 record through three seasons in the new Big East.

No Knicks player has ever scored more points, grabbed more rebounds or blocked more shots than Ewing. He scored nearly 25,000 points and had more than 11,000 rebounds in his 17-year career. "I won't leave you on the battlefield now".

No one else associated with the Hoyas team has tested positive for COVID-19, the school announced.

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