NYKnicks.com reports: Patrick Ewing Jr, the son of the Knicks legend and Hall of Famer, will wear No. 6 when he suits up for New York in 2008-09, rather than don his famous father’s 33. “I’m going to wear No. 6,” said the 6-foot-8, 240-pound swing forward. “It was my dad’s Olympic number, and Bill Russell’s number, who was my favorite player.”

“My dad’s jersey’s hanging up there in the rafter’s for a reason,” said Ewing Jr. to NYKnicks.com. “The only reason I wore 33 at Georgetown is because they don’t retire numbers. I felt like I did 33 for him there, and now I can do six here and it’s another way to honor him.”

InsideHoops.com editor says: I approve of this decision. Number 33 belongs to the real Patrick Ewing, and that’s that.