Actually, that was a great post by Mentz. (Not the last one but the one before that.) Unlike so many of you who sound like crying babies, Mentz actually took the time to list the points as to why KH has cast a negative shadow on some supporters of the program. Let's look at them individually:
1) KH is arrogant. Well, I think I need some specifics. Most coaches have some arrogance to them; it's part of their competitive nature. Gerry Gimelstob was arrogant. Karl Hobbs, I'm not quite convinced.
2) KH coaches for raw resume-padding wins. Agreed.
3) KH is self-promoting. Really? How? I believe his on-court antics are truly a part of who he is and are not designed to make him the focus of attention. Yes, he often becomes this focus but I think he really just gets caught up in the game. Did you have something else in mind?
4) KH makes silly comments to the press. Well, he has. He wears his emotions on his sleeve and would be better-served if he was tutored on how to speak to the press without giving brutally honest answers (or using the word overachieve) every time.
5) KH recruits players who have endangered the reputation of the university. I can't accept this at face value. Did nobody...SJT, Dr. Chernak, JK, know about KH's recruiting efforts? Does GW have an admissions department that is allowed to deny admission to prospective basketball players? If the reputation of the university was damaged, there are plenty of people who can take responsibility for this. At least in the case of KH, his motives were easy to comprehend.
6) KH blames others when things go wrong. If you're of the mindset that KH should be let go, this should be the reason why. KH is compensated to be a leader. To help shape the lives of young men. Far more often than not, KH does just this. You can't keep getting players to want to play for you without this quality. Some here have grown fond of the phrase "throw a player under the bus" to the point where it's used even when not true. Within the past two weeks, I don't think that KH has thrown either Travis or Damian under a bus. However, where I do agree with this point is KH's seemingly inability to blame himself (at least publicly) as well as his reluctance to protect his players. Unfortunately, he does tend to use a "they vs. me" approach when talking about difficult situations, and the notion of a happy GW basketball family really does not seem to eist in the slightest. I don't know if KH blames others as much as he doesn't stand up for others. There is a difference.
So, I'm left to conclude that Mentzinger's scorecard produced mied results. There is clearly truth to what's being criticized about KH, to some etent. At the same time, when these factors are coupled with the team's performance, are you left with the feeling that he should be gone? I personally do not feel that way while others obviously do. As someone pointed out, it will be up to only a few individuals to make that call. But for fodder on a message board, it does make for interesting debates.