Ex-Louisville forward Chane Behanan told ESPN.com he plans to head to Houston to work with former NBA player and coach John Lucas.
The 6-foot-6 Behanan averaged 7.6 points and 6.3 rebounds in 12 games this season before being dismissed from the Cardinals for repeated violations of university policy.
“I’m hoping to go down there, take care of myself and then hopefully get another opportunity — wherever it may be,” Behanan said Thursday morning. “I haven’t decided what I’m going to do yet. First I’m going to go get help.”
Lucas, a former NBA great who was derailed by drugs, runs a drug and alcohol treatment program for athletes and coaches. He’s recently worked with Tyrann Mathieu, former Kentucky and Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie, Colorado State coach Larry Eustachy, ex-Rutgers coach Mike Rice and Texas Southern center Aaric Murray.
Behanan nor Louisville has revealed what his issues are.
“I’m sorry that I let me teammates down, my family down and the coaching staff down,” Behanan said. “I know the fans believed in me and stuck by me, and I apologize to them as well.”
“Now I’m going to work on myself and being a better person,” he added. “I’m still young and still learning. I’m hoping I can learn and get where I want to go in life.”