The Sacramento Kings would have likely hired Patrick Ewing as head coach if Dave Joerger didn't become available.
Ewing is currently associate head coach of the Charlotte Hornets and has long sought a head coaching job in the NBA.
With Georgetown firing John Thompson III, there has been speculation Ewing could have interest in the job. Ewing has so far been committed to the NBA.
Ewing's son had been on Thompson's staff and he's remained close and loyal to the Thompson family.