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Patrick Ewing

Retired NBA player Patrick Ewing was born on August 5, 1962 in Kingston, Jamaica to parents Carl, a mechanic, and Dorothy Ewing, a homemaker. He is one of seven siblings consisting of five sisters — Barbara, Rosemarie, Lastina, Karlene, and Pauline — and one brother — Carl Jr. Back in Jamaica. Patrick played cricket and soccer before moving to the U.S. as a tween in 1975. His mom and siblings had moved in 1971 and established a home base in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

Patrick played for Georgetown and earned a degree in Fine Arts. He became a U.S. citizen while in college. Patrick was drafted into the NBA by the New York Knicks in 1985, where he spent most of his pro ball career. He was traded to Seattle in 2000 and signed with Orlando in 2001. Up against basketball greats Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick fell short of winning a NBA Championship ring. However, he does have a resume full of successes. He was named Rookie of Year in 1985, is an 11-time NBA All-Star, was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996, and is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, topping the podium in 1984 and 1992. His Number 33 jersey was retired on February 28, 2003 at Madison Square Garden. After his retirement, Patrick turned to assistant coaching in the NBA for the Washington Wizards and a couple of other teams. He was named head coach at his alma mater Georgetown in April 2017. He married Rita Williams in the early ‘90s, but the former couple divorced in February 1998. They have three children together, daughters Corey and Randi and son Patrick Ewing Jr.

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