Who else could nail down the center position for the Knicks all-time starting five other than Patrick Ewing?
Unfortunately for Ewing, he will be remembered by most for what he didn't do rather than what he did accomplish.
Not winning an NBA championship as a player will be a blemish on Ewing's record that he cannot erase. However, he still has a chance to win one as a coach.
He is currently the assistant coach for the Orlando Magic and can live vicariously through current top center in the NBA, Dwight Howard.
Ewing arrived in an era that had both Hakeem Olajuwon and Michael Jordan, both top-10 players of all-time.
Year after year, he constantly threw a scrappy underwhelming Knicks team on his back and took them further than most players would have been able to.
Many believe that Ewing will be a candidate for the head coaching position if Mike D'Antoni doesn't work out. With Isiah Thomas lurking in the background, though, don't be so sure.