The Career of Knicks’ Legend Patrick Ewing


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Patrick Ewing

The recipient of a bachelor’s in business management from Tulane University, Geoff Block is an experienced financial professional who previously managed Crown Growth Partners. An avid sports fan, Geoff Block enjoys following his favorite NBA team, the New York Knicks.

Although the Knicks haven’t won a championship since the 1972-73 season, the team has since had its share of talented players, including Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing. A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Ewing played college basketball at Georgetown University and was made the first overall pick by the Knicks in the 1985 NBA Draft. The 7-foot, 240-lb power forward exerted his dominance immediately as he averaged 20 points, nine rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game during the 1985-86 season and was awarded NBA Rookie of the Year.

An 11-time All-Star, Ewing averaged at least 20 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks for the next 12 seasons. In 1998-99, he helped lead the team to the NBA Finals, but New York came up short against the San Antonio Spurs. He was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics in 2000 as part of a four-team trade and retired two seasons later. Ewing was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in 2008 and is the Knicks’ career leader in 20 different statistical categories, including points, rebounds, and blocks.

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