I wish him the best. Was a good guy who probably wouldn't have taken the job if he'd known what he was stepping in to.
While the reasons for departure are different (firing vs. leaving for another school), KE and DP had very similar ends to their Mason tenures. 2021, despite a flurry of postponed and canceled games, we ended the season winning 4 straight (including @ vcu) before winning our first tournament game and then getting curb-stomped in the quarterfinals. Frustrating that you could argue in both cases the coach's system was finally taking hold only to see us have to start completely over. I say this realizing many of you are confident DP could not coach at an A-10 level, but the egos he had to manage probably had a lot to do with his downfall. The final 2 minutes of that beatdown by Davidson were embarrassing for a coach to have to deal with.