Patrick Ewing will have a team of his own to coach next weekend, albeit for only one day, and for a simple exhibition game. Symbolically, at least, it’s a nice start.
Ewing was chosen by the N.B.A. to coach the sophomore All-Stars next Friday in the annual Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam. He earned the honor as a member of the Orlando Magic staff, which will also coach the Eastern Conference All-Stars in Dallas.