“A few players I’ve coached have overcome obstacles. There’s nothing better (as) a coach, teacher, than to see a great ending. To see this kind of ending, it’s really difficult.”
Pitino's coaches and former players have offered help, as they have in the past. But in the end, life’s choices rest with Behanan.
He has demonstrated his athletic skills. Whether he has the will remains in doubt.
Tom Lindley is a CNHI sports columnist. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.