John Lucas has been much-discussed lately as a key figure in the Houston-based, collective bargaining agreement-mandated drug rehabilitation of Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley.
Lucas, the former NBA player and coach, and current trainer and counselor, was just named a Clippers assistant coach.
So, you might be wondering: If Lucas is off in Los Angeles getting himself a new job, who's watching over Michael Beasley's inpatient rehab?
Lucas is but one person in a larger rehabilitation enterprise -- so the program rolls on whether he's there or not. Nevertheless Beasley's time as an inpatient is also almost over. Sources say that Beasley will be free to go at the end of this weekend.