Pete Carril, Jim Phelan among honorees

Updated: November 17, 2011, 4:38 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Pete Carril was working the room, shaking hands like he was running for office.

It wasn't about politics. It was about coaching.

Carril, Jim Phelan and Debbie Ryan, all longtime college basketball coaches, were presented Thursday with the fourth annual Joe Lapchick Character Awards.

The banquet room at Chelsea Piers on the Hudson River was packed with those who played for, worked with or just admired the recipients of an award named for the Hall of Fame coach from ...

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