Georgetown’s head coach John Thompson hugs Patrick Ewing after the Hoyas defeated Houston 84-75 to win the NCAA National Championship on April 2, 1984 in Seattle. 30 years ago today, Thompson became the first black coach to win the NCAA basketball tournament and Ewing was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.  (Georgetown University/Collegiate Images/Getty Images)

Georgetown’s head coach John Thompson hugs Patrick Ewing after the Hoyas defeated Houston 84-75 to win the NCAA National Championship on April 2, 1984 in Seattle. 30 years ago today, Thompson became the first black coach to win the NCAA basketball tournament and Ewing was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.  (Georgetown University/Collegiate Images/Getty Images)

Hakeem Olajuwon and Patrick Ewing toiled in the NBA for 19 combined seasons before reaching the Finals in 1994. They were upstaged on June 17 during Game 3, however, when NBC preempted Rockets-Knicks coverage to air police chasing O.J. Simpson down a Southern California freeway. (AP; John Biever/SI)
GALLERY: Memorable Moments of the NBA Finals

Hakeem Olajuwon and Patrick Ewing toiled in the NBA for 19 combined seasons before reaching the Finals in 1994. They were upstaged on June 17 during Game 3, however, when NBC preempted Rockets-Knicks coverage to air police chasing O.J. Simpson down a Southern California freeway. (AP; John Biever/SI)

GALLERY: Memorable Moments of the NBA Finals

Michael Jordan powers over Patrick Ewing for a dunk during a 1991 Bulls-Knicks game. Jordan, who now owns the Bobcats, once again left Ewing frustrated after announcing the former Knicks center will not be the next Bobcats coach. Ewing interviewed for the position last week. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Michael Jordan | Patrick Ewing

Michael Jordan powers over Patrick Ewing for a dunk during a 1991 Bulls-Knicks game. Jordan, who now owns the Bobcats, once again left Ewing frustrated after announcing the former Knicks center will not be the next Bobcats coach. Ewing interviewed for the position last week. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Michael Jordan | Patrick Ewing

Patrick Ewing attempts to block Alonzo Mourning during Game 1 of the 2000 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Knicks and Heat. New York would go onto win the series in seven games. The Knicks are currently down 0-2 to the Heat and will likely be without Amar’e Stoudemire, who injured his hand after punching the glass casing around a fire extinguisher. (Bob Rosato/SI)
THOMSEN: Miami’s path easier with Stoudemire injury

Patrick Ewing attempts to block Alonzo Mourning during Game 1 of the 2000 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Knicks and Heat. New York would go onto win the series in seven games. The Knicks are currently down 0-2 to the Heat and will likely be without Amar’e Stoudemire, who injured his hand after punching the glass casing around a fire extinguisher. (Bob Rosato/SI)

THOMSEN: Miami’s path easier with Stoudemire injury

Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing exchange angry glares during the second quarter of a 1992 Bulls-Knicks playoff game. Basketball fans hope no angry stares are exchanged today when a mediator sits down with the players and owners to try and settle the NBA labor issues. (AP)
LOWE: Can mediator settle differences between players and owners?LOWE: Stern continues to skew facts to favor the owners

Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing exchange angry glares during the second quarter of a 1992 Bulls-Knicks playoff game. Basketball fans hope no angry stares are exchanged today when a mediator sits down with the players and owners to try and settle the NBA labor issues. (AP)

LOWE: Can mediator settle differences between players and owners?
LOWE: Stern continues to skew facts to favor the owners

UNC’s Michael Jordan squeezes a shot over Georgetown’s Patrick Ewing during the 1982 NCAA Championship in New Orleans. Jordan, a freshman, would drain the game-winning jumper with 17 seconds left to secure the national championship for the Tar Heels. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)
SI VAULT: Jordan’s jumper key for UNC (4.5.82)GALLERY: Michael Jordan: The College YearsGALLERY: Patrick Ewing: The College Years

UNC’s Michael Jordan squeezes a shot over Georgetown’s Patrick Ewing during the 1982 NCAA Championship in New Orleans. Jordan, a freshman, would drain the game-winning jumper with 17 seconds left to secure the national championship for the Tar Heels. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

SI VAULT: Jordan’s jumper key for UNC (4.5.82)
GALLERY: Michael Jordan: The College Years
GALLERY: Patrick Ewing: The College Years