Even though KC has a past record of keeping GMs way too long even though they suck major ass, I don't think the media in today's world will let them get away with it this time and going forward. SOC, local media, and even nationally, the proof is in the pudding. It is all a product of todays world of social networking, being plugged into the news cycle 24/7, and everyone leaning on the internet for anonymous opinions.
Now, this does not mean that what the OP is saying can't happen. It can, I just don't think it will be for lack of trying to get better.