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COACHING: Pat Baldwin Reportedly Added as Third Assistant

Baldwin would join Nickelberry and Crouch, with Orr changing roles

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It appears that Patrick Ewing and the Georgetown Hoyas have found a third assistant coach in Pat Baldwin, Sr. per reports from Hilltop Hoops and Adam Zagoria.

After dismissing Robert Kirby and Akbar Waheed in March, Ewing now has a brand new Recruiting Coordinator in Kevin Nickelberry, an elevated former “special assistant” in Clinton Crouch, and now Baldwin as his assistant coaches. This move, as rumored since March, will likely move Louis Orr to a different coaching role, such as “Special Assistant to the Head Coach.”

Hilltop Hoops broke the news of Baldwin’s addition after cleverly spotting an unidentified coach in an Instagram video. Hilltop Hoops had this to say (read the full article here):

According to a source inside the Georgetown men’s basketball program, Georgetown is hiring former Milwaukee head men’s basketball coach Pat Baldwin Sr. as an assistant coach on the Hoyas’ coaching staff...

Per source, Baldwin Sr. is expected to hit the road this weekend to begin recruiting for Georgetown.

Of course, many are wondering about the motivation for hiring the former coach of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee as his son, Pat Baldwin, Jr., has stated his intent to remain in the NBA Draft. Baldwin Jr. also appears to have an agent or two. Recovering from an ankle injury, the younger Baldwin is still expected to be drafted in the early second round and could be considered a steal in the NBA if he truly bounces back anywhere near his 5-star, top 4 status as a recruit. Point being, he’s not going to be a Hoya.

Without Baldwin, Jr. as a deal sweetener, the question becomes: what can Pat Baldwin, Sr. do for Georgetown?

Baldwin was let go from Milwaukee in March 2022, after a 10-22 (8-14) season, with the press release stating:

“On behalf of our entire program and the UWM community, we thank Coach Baldwin for his tireless work and for his time as the head coach of our program,” Braun said. “We appreciate Pat’s genuine commitment to our student-athletes, whether that was on the court, in the classroom, or as a mentor to young adults. We certainly wish him and his family all the best moving forward.”

Baldwin posted an overall record of 57-92 in his five seasons, going 34-59 in Horizon League play.

Baldwin posted 16 victories and a fifth-place finish his first year, but has finished no higher than eighth in each of the past four seasons. This winter, the team was selected to place fourth in the Horizon League preseason poll, but struggled down the stretch, losing 10 of its final 13 games in placing ninth.

A look at Baldwin’s Kenpom resume did not necessarily inspire hope that he would bring something special in terms of development and in-game strategies to Ewing’s staff.

Coaching Record Table
Season School Conf G W L W-L% SRS SOS
2017-18 Milwaukee Horizon 33 16 17 .485 -4.15 -4.25
2018-19 Milwaukee Horizon 31 9 22 .290 -8.90 -2.50
2019-20 Milwaukee Horizon 31 12 19 .387 -7.22 -3.91
2020-21 Milwaukee Horizon 22 10 12 .455 -7.71 -6.98
2021-22 Milwaukee Horizon 32 10 22 .313 -13.19 -6.32
Career Milwaukee 149 57 92 .383 -8.23 -4.79
Provided by CBB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 6/16/2022.

We’ll see what Baldwin can do. The GU coaches have already been hard at work contacting recruits in the class of 2024 since the “live” period started.

As a reminder, here’s the expected 2022-23 roster:

  1. Bryson Mozone 6-6 200 G/F Grad. North Augusta, SC
  2. 31 Wayne Bristol Jr. 6-6 205 G Sr. Upper Marlboro, Md. / St. Thomas More School (Conn.) Howard
  3. 32 Malcolm Wilson 7-0 205 C Sr. Columbia, S.C. / Ridge View
  4. Jay Heath 6-3 195 G Sr. Washington, D.C. / Woodrow Wilson
  5. Akok Akok 6-9 205 F Sr. Manchester, NH / Putnam
  6. 34 Qudus Wahab 6-11 240 Sr. Lago, Nigeria
  7. 2 Dante Harris 6-0 170 G Jr. Washington, D.C. / Lakeway Christian Academy [Tenn.]
  8. 12 Jordan Riley 6-4 195 G So. Brentwood, N.Y. / Brentwood
  9. 21 Ryan Mutombo 7-2 252 C So. Atlanta, Ga. / The Lovett School
  10. Brandon Murray 6-5 214 F So. Baltimore, Md. / IMG Academy
  11. Bradley Ezewiro 6-8 246 F So. Torrance, Calif. / Oak Hill Academy
  12. Primo Spears 6-3 185 So. Hartford, Conn. / Mt. Zion (Md.) Prep
  13. Incoming freshman Denver Anglin 6-2 G from New Jersey
  14. Incoming freshman D’Ante Bass 6-7 F from Savannah, Georgia
  15. 55 Victor Muresan 6-10 190 F Jr. Potomac, Md. (walk-on)

Here are some “highlights” for coach Pat Baldwin.