Drinking and driving can come with other consequences besides possible jail time and fines.
A former NBA player turned college basketball coach found that out the hard way.
Ben Hansbrough, who had just been promoted to a full-time assistant coach’s role at Western Kentucky University this summer, resigned his position just two days after he was arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to WKU Herald Sports.
Hansbrough left “to pursue other opportunities,” Zach Greenwell, WKU associate director of athletic media relations, told the Bowling Green Daily News.
The Daily News, based on police reports, gave account:
Bowling Green police responded to an accident in a parking lot and when they arrived, the driver of the vehicle that was hit said he smelled alcohol on the other driver’s breath.
Bowling Green Police arrested Hansbrough and took him to jail, where he refused to take a breathalyzer test. He spent just over six hours in jail before being released on $1,000 bond.
Hansbrough, a 6’3 guard, played for Mississippi St. and Notre Dame in college, and went undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft. He played in Germany for one year. He played 28 games for the Indiana Pacers in the 2012 season, a team that included his brother, Tyler.
He was waived after the season, and after a stint in the NBA’s developmental league, played a year in Spain before turning to coaching.