Ed Cooley is poised to take over as the new men’s basketball coach at Georgetown University, succeeding the recently fired Patrick Ewing. This unexpected move creates a historical first for the Big East Conference. Cooley, who has achieved great success at Providence since his 2011 arrival, expressed gratitude for the opportunity the school gave him and the strong relationships he made along the way. Some social media comments, however, were less supportive, but Cooley’s bond with his former school will no doubt endure. Providence, meanwhile, is seeking a replacement for Cooley. The event continues to unfold, so check for updates.