Georgetown is expected to hire Providence coach Ed Cooley as the Hoyas' next coach, sources told ESPN. The sides have been in deep discussions Monday, and a deal is expected to be finalized in the near future, per ESPN sources.

The hire for Georgetown marks a significant upgrade from the doldrums the program endured under Patrick Ewing, which included a 29-game conference losing streak and 13-50 record the past two seasons.

Georgetown's targeting and landing a Big East rival looms as a significant coup, as Cooley has consistently overachieved at Providence. He has reached the NCAA tournament in seven of the past nine years it has been held, and that run includes a Big East regular-season championship in 2021-22.