Patrick Ewing Rumors

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Patrick Ewing
Patrick Ewing
Position: -
Born: 08/05/62
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:255 lbs. / 115.7 kg.
Earnings: $112,693,120 ($183,832,945*)
Earlier this summer, Damian Lillard joined LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Klay Thompson, Diana Taurasi and a host of other professional NBA and WNBA players, as well as the likes of Don Cheadle and Sonequa Martin-Green for the filming of Space Jam 2, the sequel/remake of the Michael Jordan vehicle, which was originally released in 1996. James takes the lead role this time, with Lillard presumable picking up one of the roles filled by Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing and Larry Johnson in the original.
Ewing, who is in his fourth season as the head coach at his alma mater, has his own unofficial fan club within the NBA coaching ranks. The group includes Orlando Magic coach Steve Clifford, Houston Rockets coach Stephen Silas, New Orleans Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy and assistant coaches throughout the league who worked alongside Ewing during his 15 years as an NBA assistant coach, honing his craft, hoping for a head-coaching opportunity. “It’s hard to quantify my happiness for him and his team,” said Jeff Van Gundy, who coached him during Ewing’s New York Knicks playing days and later hired him to become a Rockets assistant coach. “For all of his efforts, and all of his coaching ability, to be rewarded with an NCAA Tournament bid, and the way they did it — four games, four days, beating two top-20 teams along the way — I’m ecstatic for him and for what it means.”
“A top-50 player, a top-25 player, a top-20 player then proceeds to become an assistant for 15 years? There’s no other (great) player (who’s done that),” Van Gundy said. “It’s not like John Stockton is doing that or Karl Malone or Bill Walton. Of all these great players from our past, he’s the only one. “To see all of those efforts get rewarded after grinding it out for 15 years — after being such a great, great player — I think it’s a great story for people who are experiencing a transition in their life. When Patrick was done playing, he was done as Patrick Ewing the player. When he went into coaching, he immediately shifted into, ‘I have a lot to learn. I’m going to work hard, just like I did as a player, and I’m going to get better day after day after day.’
Charles Oakley wasn’t surprised Patrick Ewing had trouble getting around the Garden, and he doesn’t understand why his former teammate would want an explanation from James Dolan. “This man (Dolan) offered you a D-League job. There’s no respect behind your name,” Oakley told the Daily News. “Why are you mad now because they asked you for your (credential)? When they offered you a D-League job that’s when the respect went out the window.”