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Lincoln head coach Dwayne (Tiny) Morton to Seton Hall link still alive and well

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If Morton joins, who will go?
If Morton joins, who will go?
Dave Weaver-USA TODAY Sports

It appears that Abraham Lincoln (N.Y.) head coach Dwayne "Tiny" Morton is still likely to join Seton Hall's coaching staff after the 2013-14 season.

As reported by Zach Braziller of the New York Post last September, Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard helped land McDonald's All-American Isaiah Whitehead by offering a position on the Hall's staff to Morton. Morton, coach of Lincoln's men's basketball team for 19 seasons, was honored along with Lincoln's seniors during their final home game recently. After the Railsplitters were upset 77-74 by Jefferson last night in the PSAL 'AA' semifinals, it is even clearer that the eight-time city champ is done at Lincoln and headed to Seton Hall. Isaiah Whitehead finished with 18 points while Desi Rodriguez added 14 before fouling out early in the fourth quarter in the loss to Jefferson.

Morton, wearing a Seton Hall cap, told reporters last night after the Lincoln loss that he thinks he is done at the Brooklyn high school and that there's a "good chance" he will join Desi Rodriguez and Isaiah Whitehead at Seton Hall next season.

While not a particularly surprising nor illegal move on Kevin Willard's part, it begs the question of which member of Seton Hall's current staff, Shaheen Holloway (associate head coach), Fred Hill (assistant), or Oliver Antigua (assistant) will depart to make room for Morton if he were to join. Keep in mind that Hill and Antigua were just brought on board this past summer to replace Dan McHale (Minnesota) and Chris Pompey (CS-Northridge).

According to the previously linked NYDN article, Morton plans to officially announce his future at a party on May 20th.