Leading Candidate Emerges For Georgetown Job

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The Georgetown basketball program has had quite the precipitous fall in recent years.

After years as an NCAA Tournament regular, they have fallen on hard times since Patrick Ewing took over as their head coach.

The Hoyas have only made 1 NCAA Tournament in the last 6 seasons and even in that season, their record was just 13-13.

Over the last couple of years, the team has been particularly putrid. Last year they didn’t win a single game during Big East play and won just 6 games all year.

This season they were slightly better. They actually managed to win a pair of games in the Big East and picked up 7 wins throughout the year.

That small improvement wasn’t enough to save Ewing’s job.

Now the Hoyas have begun their search for his replacement.

According to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman, a coach from one of the other Power 5 conferences has become one of their leading candidates.

Georgetown is reportedly looking at Penn State coach Micah Shrewsberry to be their next head coach.

Shrewsberry has the Penn State basketball program in the Big Ten Tournament semifinal today and has the team on the verge of their first NCAA Tournament appearance since the 2010-11 season.

In just 2 seasons in Pennsylvania, Shrewsberry has already shown the huge impact he can have on a struggling program.

If he headed to Georgetown, he’d have the program’s history to help him bring in recruits as he attempts to do the same for them.

However, it might be tough for them to entice Shrewsberry away from another Power 5 program that he already has moving in the right direction.

If they can make it happen, he would be a great option for them, but they’ll need to make him an enticing ofter to get a deal done.