Jeff Green (basketball)

Georgetown hires Patrick Ewing as men's basketball coach

Patrick Ewing put Georgetown basketball on the map, turning the Hoyas into a national power as the menacing force in the middle in the 1980s.

Three decades later, Ewing is the Big Man on Campus again.

Georgetown hired Ewing on Monday, bringing the Hoyas legend back to take over a program that had fallen on hard times over the past two seasons and helping the former All-American center finally realize his long-held dream of becoming a head coach.

"My four years at Georgetown were the best of my life," Ewing said in a statement issued by the school.

"Georgetown is my home and it is a great honor for me to return to my alma mater and serve as the...