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The New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau believes the team legend Patrick Ewing will “bounce back” from his firing Thursday at Georgetown.

“It’s unfortunate, but Patrick is, in my eyes, he’s an all-time great, if not the greatest Knick of all time. And obviously working together with him, not only is he a great coach, he’s an even better person. So it’s disappointing,” Thibodeau said. “I thought he had some great moments there. I know it was very meaningful to him.

“But Patrick will be fine. He’s, like I said, I’ve worked with him, so I know he’s a great coach. But he’s a great person. He’s a dear friend. And so he’ll bounce back and good things will be coming in the future for him.”