Patrick Ewing joins The Vertical Podcast
Hall of Fame center and Charlotte Hornets associate head coach Patrick Ewing joins Adrian Wojnarowski for a revealing sit-down interview on The Vertical Podcast. Ewing makes his case for his preparedness to become a head coach in the NBA, an opportunity that he's been pursuing for 13 years on the coaching staffs of Doug Collins, Jeff and Stan Van Gundy and Steve Clifford. From Ewing's move into the racial unrest of Boston from Jamaica at 11 years old, to enduring the taunts and epithets that accompanied his meteoric rise to stardom in high school, to the pick-up game with Michael Jordan on a recruiting trip to the University of North Carolina that couldn't convince him to turn down Georgetown's offer, Ewing goes into tremendous depth on one of a generation's most public and scrutinized basketball lives. Ewing discusses his New York Knicks career, the 1994 NBA Finals loss to Houston and goes into detail on why he pushed for a trade at the end of his Knicks career --- and how he feels about that decision now. Ewing lays out a vision for how he would build an assistant coaching staff, lead a team and employ a culture based upon his coaching influences and value system.