Though Rick Pitino said a return to the Louisville basketball team for the suspended Chane Behanan was possible, "but not probable" on Thursday afternoon, one of Behanan's family members is decidedly more optimistic.
The Courier-Journal's Adam Himmelsbach tracked down Behanan's brother, Cameron Warren, who said during a telephone conversation that the junior forward will "absolutely" be back with the Cardinals this season.
"It's a fact," Warren said of his brother's return. "It's written that it's just a temporary suspension. It's nothing permanent. They're going to look at every option.
"This isn't going to do anything but get him back to being humble. God works in mysterious ways. He was on Cloud 9 [coming into the season.] But he'll be all right."
At the moment, however, Behanan is not practicing with the team and he's not expected to be on the bench when Louisville begins its title defense in less than a month. He's also no longer living with the rest of the team in Minardi Hall.
Still, Warren maintains that this is all temporary.
"He's going to be back, and that's what matters," Warren said. "This isn't anything but a test, a trial. In life, sometimes you have to go through the fire."