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Report: Former Rutgers coach Mike Rice receiving counseling

Former Rutgers coach Mike Rice is receiving treatment for anger management. (Al Bello/Getty Images) Former Rutgers coach Mike Rice is receiving treatment for anger management. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Former Rutgers head coach Mike Rice is receiving counseling for anger management and is getting help from former NBA player John Lucas, reports ESPN.com.

Rice has spent the past two weeks at John Lucas' Wellness and Aftercare Program in Houston and where he is working with former college players who are going through Lucas' pre-NBA draft camp.

"He's doing great," Lucas said. "His attitude has been phenomenal and our kids love his intensity and his passion for the game. He's happy to be having this chance to give back a little bit."

Rice was fired in last month after videos surfaced of him verbrally and physically abusing players during practice, including throwing basketballs at their heads and calling them gay slurs. Athletic director Tim Pernetti subsequently resigned as well. Former Los Angeles Lakers assistant Eddie Jordan was hired to replace Rice.

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Lucas is a former NBA standout whose career was derailed by substance abuse issues. His facility, which opened more than two decades ago, helps athletes and coaches conquer a variety of problems, including issues with drugs and alcohol, addictions to food and sex, weight and work ethic issues along with anger management.

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