Patrick Ewing and sports agent David Falk have donated $3.3 million toward the construction of the John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletics Center.
"Coach Thompson was my coach, mentor and friend," Ewing said. "He guided me through a very formative period in my life and helped me prepare for success on and off the court. Giving back to the University in his honor is special."
"This is a very special opportunity for me to honor a man I love and respect," Falk said. "To do it together with Patrick Ewing, who was a dominant figure in both John's basketball program and in my career, makes it even more rewarding."
The Thompson Athletics Center is a $62 million project, a ceremony for the building is scheduled for Sept. 12.