Patrick Ewing, the Knicks nice who’s now teaching the Georgetown College males’s basketball staff, introduced on Friday night that he had Covid-19, the illness attributable to the coronavirus.
“This virus is critical and shouldn’t be taken calmly,” Ewing stated in an announcement from the college’s athletic division. “I need to encourage everybody to remain protected and handle yourselves and your family members.”
The assertion stated that Ewing, 57, was “beneath care and remoted” at a hospital within the Washington space and that he was the one particular person within the males’s basketball program identified to have examined constructive.
As of Friday evening, a minimum of 5.1 million circumstances of the coronavirus had been confirmed around the world, and a minimum of 335,000 folks had died in the course of the pandemic. A handful of N.B.A. gamers are identified to have examined constructive for the coronavirus, as has James L. Dolan, the proprietor of the Knicks.
Ewing’s prognosis got here as many states had begun enjoyable restrictions in an effort to restart their economies and return to normalcy after shutdowns related to the pandemic.
The N.B.A., which suspended operations on March 11, began allowing clubs to open amenities for socially distanced, voluntary exercises about two weeks in the past however has not decided when it can stage video games once more.
Ewing just lately concluded his third season teaching at Georgetown, his alma mater. He has compiled a report of 49-46. He had just lately been within the highlight due to the ESPN documentary collection “The Final Dance,” which detailed a few of his battles within the playoffs with Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls.