WASHINGTON (AP) Patrick Ewing, Georgetown's new basketball coach, and John Thompson Jr., Ewing's coach with the Hoyas all those decades ago, greeted each other with a bear hug.
"Great job," Thompson said softly. "Great job."
This reunion of sorts took place Wednesday, steps from a glass case displaying the NCAA Tournament trophy the two men helped earn, and moments after Georgetown's president and its athletic director held a news conference to formally introduce Ewing. He pronounced himself ready to "rebuild" the Hoyas after they "underachieved last year" under his predecessor - who just so happens to be Thompson's son.