NEW YORK - Speedy Morris realizes that people hand out lifetime achievement awards only to retired basketball coaches who are getting up there in age.
He pleads guilty on one count.
"Yes, I'm getting old, I'm 71," Morris said Saturday after being recognized with a Lifetime Coaching Excellence Award at the ECAC Holiday Festival tournament at Madison Square Garden.
But retirement? Forget about it. Morris is entering his 46th year as a head coach and his 13th season at St. Joseph's Prep, and he feels too good to stop.
"I still love it," he said. "I have great kids at the Prep. As long as I'm healthy and I'm able to do it, I'd like to go a few more years. I've been blessed. I've had a great time coaching at great schools."