By Mike Max

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Billy McKee is the women’s basketball coach at Augsburg, Larry Miller has coached all over the Twin Cities, Hondo Hughes is a magician by trade, and they all share something in common.

The youngest is 60 years old, and all three love to play basketball almost every single day at noon.

“You get older and this is the most fun thing I look forward to in my life, bedsides what I do professionally,” said Hughes, 60. “And we have 20-somethings playing with the 50s and 60s, guys we’ve known our whole life.”

There is something to be said about staying physically engaged, and something to be said about
keeping what you love alive — and getting something out of it.

“To be able to play a boy’s game as you get older … we’re still playing full-court basketball,” Hughes said. “It’s incredible.”

What really matters is that you have something to look forward to every day.

“Keeps your blood pressure down, get a good workout in, it takes an hour, and you’re back at work,” said McKee, 60.


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