Ewing in 2008
|Position||Associate head coach|
August 5, 1962 |
|Nationality||American / Jamaican|
|Listed height||7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||Cambridge Rindge and Latin
|NBA draft||1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|1985â€“2000||New York Knicks|
|2002â€“2003||Washington Wizards (assistant)|
|2003â€“2006||Houston Rockets (assistant)|
|2007â€“2012||Orlando Magic (assistant)|
|2013â€“present||Charlotte Bobcats / Hornets (associate HC)|
|Career highlights and awards|
11Ã— NBA All-Star (1986, 1988â€“1997)
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||24,815 (21.0 ppg)|
|Rebounds||11,617 (9.8 rpg)|
|Blocks||2,894 (2.4 bpg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
|Basketball Hall of Fame as player|
|College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2012
Too much negotiating and not enough work on the court – that's what happened to me during the lockout. Too much talking and not enough training. I couldn't put in my usual offseason work routine. I think that all caught up to me, with my Achilles problems.
Amare, Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups – they're virtually unstoppable.
People think that just because you're a center, you're not as smart as the guards or the smaller guys.
Winning a ring is everybody's goal, whether you're a player or a coach.
When I played with the Knicks, I was just as important or just as smart as any other of the guards I played with. I still had to call out plays, notice schemes, know the systems, do everything they had to do.
I'm sure at some point I will get back into coaching, but right now I need to focus completely on my kids.
I never knew what basketball was. I started playing on the playground. People used to laugh at me and joke at me because I was so tall and I didn't know the game and couldn't play it.
I'm just like any person who is coaching in this league, I'm just looking for an opportunity, that's all.
I've been an assistant for seven years now and I haven't had one head coaching interview. I'm doing something wrong.
If I want to average 32 points a game, I can do that easily. It's just eight, eight, eight, eight. No problem. I can do that anytime. That's not being cocky. That's confidence.
I've been to the Hall of Fame many times, in grade school and high school. I had field trips to the Hall of Fame and taking tours of it. I just never thought about that one day I possibly might be in it. I think it'd be great.
New York is a passionate city. They want a winner. They deserve a winner. I think we did an outstanding job of bringing it back.
This means a lot. I'm being recognized for all the blood, sweat and tears I put into a 17-year career.
Every time when they would call my name I kept hearing 'New York Knicks' instead of 'Seattle SuperSonics.'
Pat Riley, Dave Checketts and Ernie Grunfeld – they brought the Knicks back to the glory days. It started with Rick Pitino. We took our first step with him, making the playoffs. When Pat came in we just kicked the door open.
Whenever my body heals and the pain and all the swelling goes away is when I'll be ready.