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October 3, 2013October 3, 2013 - As relayed yesterday, Georgetown women's basketball head coach Keith Brown and assistant Tim Valentine have been suspended with pay while being investigated for alleged inappropriate language and behavior towards players. Brown and his staff are in their second year in their current roles, while the head guy was a G'town assistant for five years prior to last season.
A lively and reasoned discussion ensued on Premium Court, one in which posters discussed the merits of the primary opinion - Brown and Valentine are being unnecessarily maligned - expressed in the article linked above. The community's consensus; these coaches should not be condemned, nor should any complaining student-athletes, as the investigation is ongoing.
Buttressing this writer's take are comments published in today's Washington Post, statements from two players formerly coached by Brown. (Click here for the article).
Monica McNutt, a former Hoya player recruited by Brown is quoted saying amongst other things, "The problem I have with what's out there in the media is that it's portraying him in a negative way, and that's not who he is".
While WNBA player Monica Wright attended Virginia, she was coached by Brown on a high school-aged travel team. Wright recently tweeted:
The Washington Post piece also noted transfers have occurred since Brown ascended to the Blue and Grey's head coach position. To be fair, student-athletes leave programs constantly, and that can't be viewed as an indication of something negative (nor did the Post's article suggest so).
Visit our Premium Court message board for scuttlebutt regarding the transfer of one former Hoya, as well as continued discussion of Fuss-gate.