Sources - Georgetown expected to hire Providence's Ed Cooley
Georgetown is expected to hire Providence coach Ed Cooley as the school's next coach, sources told ESPN. The sides have been in deep discussions on Monday and a deal is expected to be finalized in the near future, per ESPN sources.
The hire for Georgetown marks a significant upgrade from the doldrums the program endured under Patrick Ewing, which included a 29-game conference losing streak and 13-50 record the past two seasons.
Georgetown's targeting and landing a Big East rival looms as a significant coup, as Cooley has consistently overachieved at Providence. He's reached the NCAA tournament in seven of the last nine years it has been held, and that run includes a Big East regular season championship in 2021-22.
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Georgetown has reached the NCAA tournament in just one of the past seven years that it has been held, and the school extended Ewing after he clinched his lone NCAA bid by winning the Big East Tournament in a year that finished 13-13. Georgetown hasn't finished with a winning record in the Big East since 2014-15.