Georgetown Women's Basketball Coach Resigns Following Allegations of Unprofessional Conduct

Assistant coach returns from administrative leave

By Matthew Stabley
|  Thursday, Oct 10, 2013  |  Updated 11:24 PM EDT
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News4's Shomari Stone has campus reaction on the resignation of Georgetown women's basketball coach Keith Brown.

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News4's Shomari Stone has campus reaction on the resignation of Georgetown women's basketball coach Keith Brown.

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A former captain of Georgetown's women's basketball team defended head coach Keith Brown, who is accused of "unprofessional conduct and inappropriate language."
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Georgetown University's head women's basketball coach resigned effective immediately.

Keith Brown and assistant Tim Valentine were placed on administrative leave after accusations of Brown's unprofessional conduct and use of inappropriate language.

Athletic Director Lee Reed accepted Brown's resignation Thursday.

Valentine returned from administrative leave Thursday. He was placed on leave to ensure he wouldn't interfere with the investigation, which he did not. He was not accused of the same allegations against Brown.

Monica McNutt, a former Hoya basketball player and captain when Brown was an assistant, said she thinks the allegations are unfounded. She said Brown was "in-your-face."

"He's loud. People around the Big East, officials, knew that he was loud," McNutt said. "But he wasn't going to lie to you. He was going to give you the truth. He was going to deliver it, and do whatever needed to be done to win. It was never at the expense of his players. He's all about his players, basketball and Georgetown."

"Our policy on 'Maintaining a Respectful and Professional Relationship with Student Athletes' instills the importance of 'providing an environment for student-athletes that is safe, supportive, and founded upon the values of integrity, respect, care, honesty and professionalism,'" read a statement from the university.

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