Top68, to answer your question, I'll divide this into on-court and off-court goals.
On court, I'm not sure being Xavier is the goal. Sure we'd love that, and perhaps I'm setting my sights too low, for saying that's not the goal.
To me, the realistic goal is to get back to where we were basically from 91-2007. That is, be a program that gets to the tourney 50% of the time and the NIT about 25% of the time, gets to play (and win) some big gamees, is in the league's top tier, and knocks out some name teams fromt time to time. In addition, part of the goal is that even in down years we should never miss the A-10 tourney, and we shouldn't be routinely losing to the dregs of D1 (like Navy and Longwood and Coppin St.)
If we can exceed that, then it means we have a great coach, but most of us would be thrilled if we could just get back to what we had for that roughly 15 year period (I think we had 8 NCAAs and 4 NITs in that stretchm but my numbers could be off).
There's also three off-the-court goals, as well. First, is to create a better vibe about the program. I think people underestimate how much Hobbs' public statements and attitude contributed to his firing and to the demise of the program. He spent a lot of time emphasizing GW's weaknesses, rather than promoting our strenghts. He cast a lot of blame while mostly refusing to accept personal responsibility for anything that went wrong. He alienated virtually every reporter that tried to cover our team. And even when we were good he liked to tear us down (by telling anyone who we would listen how we were "overachieving,"). In all, I think his negativity is something we really needed to get away from and was a big factor, so I'd say one of the goals is building up positive feelings about the program again.
Second, is rebuilding attendance. We have to get students and alumni back in the seats. Even during the Atilla-gate days we had better attendance than we've had these last few years. This is not the fault of anyone on here (except people dumb enough to say they won't come to games anymore because we lost a recruit they've never seen play or because we changed coaches), but it's something we need to reverse.
Third, of course, is academics. I think a goal of the program is to recruit kids who can win without having to bend our admissions standards too far (as in no phony prep schools or kids who cause major consternation for the admissions department). I know many think that's an unrealistic goal, but a lot of schools (like Richmond) seem to be winning like this.