Georgetown Hoyas have confirmed Patrick Ewing will remain in charge of the team next season after a difficult campaign came to an end.
The Hoyas won't be involved in the postseason this year and have a 6-23 overall record with just one dead-rubber game remaining. Baylor Bears are 18/1 to win the NCAAB Championship for the second year in a row and last year's runners up Gonzaga Bulldogs are 4/1 to go one better and take the title.
Ewing has just completed his fifth season in charge of his former college team and it was by far his least successful. Last season, he led the Hoyas to the Big East Conference Tournament championship after qualifying as the eighth seed - which saw them qualify for the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament for the first time since 2015.
The New York basketball legend won the NCAA title with Georgetown in his college days and then spent five years with the Knicks at the start of his NBA career but there had been speculation he could step down after their dismal season, with the Hoyas 0-18 in the Big East Conference.
Ewing stressed he doesn't want to depart prior to Wednesday's 73-68 defeat to Seton Hall.
"Of course, I want to be back here," he said, via ESPN. "But in this position and this job, whatever happens will happen. I'm hoping that I'll be back and doing something that I love at a place that I love and getting us back to being the king of the hill."
Georgetown athletic director Lee Reed has now confirmed that as it stands Ewing will still be the Hoyas head coach next season and they are convinced he remains the right man to lead the team.
"In this ever-evolving landscape of college athletics we are committed to Coach Ewing, and we are working with him to evaluate every aspect of the men's basketball program and to make the necessary changes for him to put us back on the path to success for next year," he told CBS Sports
"Coach Ewing's dedication as well as his success in last year's Big East Tournament is a testament to his leadership. This gives us confidence that he can strengthen our program going forward."
The Hoyas face Xavier in their final game of the season on Saturday.