People: Sep. 30, 1985

Already one of the most intimidating players in basketball, former Georgetown Center Patrick Ewing last week took a giant step toward becoming one of the richest. The Jamaican-born 7-footer ended months of negotiations with the New York Knicks, signing a contract with the National Basketball Association club that calls for a $1.7 million paycheck in 1985 and up to $30 million over the next ten years. The deal makes him the highest-paid rookie in nba history. Ewing, 23, who averaged 14.6 points and 9.6 rebounds for the Hoyas last season, appeared to remain above the media furor surrounding his professional future....

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