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Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing (yep, still weird) continues his media tour with a variety of national outlets with an appearance on “Basketball and Beyond with Coach K” this evening.

Press release:

Coach K Interviews Patrick Ewing and Tony Dungy on Thursday’s Edition of his SiriusXM show

“Basketball and Beyond with Coach K” airs every Thursday at 6:00 pm ET on ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM (channel 84)

November 2, 2017 Duke Men’s Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will be joined by new Georgetown Men’s Basketball head coach Patrick Ewing and Hall of Fame football coach Tony Dungy for one-on-one interviews on Krzyzewski’s weekly SiriusXM show, Basketball and Beyond with Coach K tonight at 6:00 pm ET on ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM (channel 84 on satellite radios and the SiriusXM app) and after the debut on SiriusXM On Demand.

Ewing, preparing for his first year as the head coach at his alma mater, responded to doubts about his ability to recruit, talked about his vision for the program, why there is seemingly a lack of big men in basketball, and more.

Dungy, who won Super Bowl XLI as the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, shared his perspective on the anthem protests, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair’s controversial comments last week, and more.

Highlights include:

Ewing on recruiting and building his culture:

(audio: https://twitter.com/ESPNUonSiriusXM/status/925745838944604165)

Ewing: “It’s a lot of work as you know. It was funny when I first got the job all people kept talking about was, ‘The recruiting is gonna be the death of you. The recruiting is gonna be the death of you.’ A young man that was on ESPN was saying – whose name will remain nameless – saying that, ‘Patrick’s gonna get this job and it’s wrong for him to get the job. He’s used to being in the NBA he’s not gonna want to come off the road and then turn around and go recruit.’ Which is a load of crap because life in the NBA is all about traveling. That part of it has never been the hardest part. And you’re right. Right now it’s all about changing the culture and trying to instill my philosophy and what I believe in into these young men. When a lot of people think about Georgetown athletics and Georgetown basketball or Georgetown they think about John Thompson, they think about myself or Alonzo [Mourning], Dikembe [Mutombo] and Allen [Iverson]. And that’s when Georgetown was at its all-time high and that’s what is my vision to try to get us back to. That level, where we can compete with you guys”