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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

Patrick Ewing dunks on Ralph Sampson during a 1982 Georgetown-Virginia game. (Manny Millan/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Patrick Ewing | Ralph Sampson

Patrick Ewing dunks on Ralph Sampson during a 1982 Georgetown-Virginia game. (Manny Millan/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Patrick Ewing | Ralph Sampson

Patrick Ewing and Anthony Mason watch a free throw during a 1993 Knicks-Cavs game. This year’s Knicks squad is 5-0 and off to the best start since Mason, Ewing and the rest of the 1993-94 squad. Will they reach the Finals like Ewing and Mason did? (Lou Capozzola/Getty Images)

NBA BLOG: Photos of the 1993-94 Knicks

Patrick Ewing and Anthony Mason watch a free throw during a 1993 Knicks-Cavs game. This year’s Knicks squad is 5-0 and off to the best start since Mason, Ewing and the rest of the 1993-94 squad. Will they reach the Finals like Ewing and Mason did? (Lou Capozzola/Getty Images)
NBA BLOG: Photos of the 1993-94 Knicks

There are less than three weeks until Americans hit the voting booth to choose a new president. We’re not sure who Patrick Ewing and John Thompson will vote for but they got along famously with then-president Ronald Reagan during this 1984 SI photo shoot. (Lane Stewart/SI)

GALLERY: U.S. Presidents at Play | Patrick Ewing at Georgetown

There are less than three weeks until Americans hit the voting booth to choose a new president. We’re not sure who Patrick Ewing and John Thompson will vote for but they got along famously with then-president Ronald Reagan during this 1984 SI photo shoot. (Lane Stewart/SI)
GALLERY: U.S. Presidents at Play | Patrick Ewing at Georgetown

Happy 50th birthday to Patrick Ewing. The Georgetown alum played 17 NBA seasons, mostly for the Knicks, and averaged 21 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. In this photo, Ewing poses with then-president Ronald Reagan during a photo shoot for the 1984 SI college basketball preview issue. (Lane Stewart/SI)

GALLERY: Patrick Ewing: The Georgetown Years

Happy 50th birthday to Patrick Ewing. The Georgetown alum played 17 NBA seasons, mostly for the Knicks, and averaged 21 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. In this photo, Ewing poses with then-president Ronald Reagan during a photo shoot for the 1984 SI college basketball preview issue. (Lane Stewart/SI)
GALLERY: Patrick Ewing: The Georgetown Years

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

Knicks center Patrick Ewing catches his breath during a 1986 game against the Hawks. (Scott Cunningham/ NBAE/ Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Patrick Ewing

Knicks center Patrick Ewing catches his breath during a 1986 game against the Hawks. (Scott Cunningham/ NBAE/ Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Patrick Ewing

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 Years
GALLERY: 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 YearsGALLERY: Patrick Ewing: The College Years