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Possible Georgetown head coach candidates

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The Hoyas job is now open. Here are a few candidates that we think could pop up or, in one man’s case, already have.

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Tommy Amaker

The Harvard head coach is from the D.C. area and is apparently the name that’s buzzing around The Hilltop the most. Amaker is no stranger to the Big East Conference as he had a stop at Seton Hall all the way back from 1997-2001. Following his time there he went to Michigan before landing at Harvard in 2007.

Amaker’s Crimson won at least a share of the Ivy League Championship each year from 2011-2015 and had four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances from 2012-2015 and was at the helm for their first-ever tourney win back in 2013.

Patrick Ewing

The connection here is obvious. Ewing is the best player in Georgetown history, and hiring alums is all the rage in college basketball these days. Ewing has been a successful assistant at the NBA level for years, and has the name recognition of an NBA great for recruits.

Ewing, like Chris Mullin at St. John's, would need to load up on high-caliber assistant coaches to help him bridge the gap from assisting in the NBA to head coaching at the college level.

Tom Crean

While Crean doesn’t have a Georgetown connection, he is, without a doubt, the nation's best unemployed coach at the moment. His time at Indiana will be remembered for how it ended, but Crean was dealt a bad hand with injuries, and the Hoosiers won the Big Ten and made the Sweet 16 last season.

King Rice

Monmouth’s head coach has done a stellar job in New Jersey after taking the position back in 2011. He already had a quick trip through the Big East, spending three years as an assistant at Providence. Since 2011, Rice has won two MAAC Coach of the Year awards and two regular season championships while compiling a record of 106-92 with back-to-back 25+ win seasons these last two years.

Frank Martin

After leading South Carolina to its first ever Sweet 16 appearance, Martin may be looking for a job with more prestige. He has been successful at both of his stops (Kansas State, South Carolina), and is known as a guy who gets the most out of his teams.

Scott Drew

Drew has been rumored for nearly every available job this offseason, leading some to believe he is ready for a change from Baylor. The Bears are still in the NCAA Tournament, so Georgetown would have to wait to talk to Drew, but the Hoyas could certainly do worse than a guy who did one of the best rebuilding jobs in the history of college athletics.