Interview with William B. Keightley, May 30, 2006
Part of William B. Keightley Oral History Project
- Interview with William B. Keightley, May 30, 2006
- Keightley, William B.; Interviewee. Suchanek, Jeffrey; Interviewer.
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- This interview begins with a discussion of the early 1970s and the University of Kentucky men's basketball program. Keightley discusses differences between Coach Adolph Rupp and his successor, Joe B. Hall. He discusses the players under Coach Rupp during his final years and those under Coach Joe B. Hall during his first seasons. Mr. Keightley recalls the integration of African-American players into the program in the early 1970s. He also discusses how the experience of playing Kentucky basketball could impact the futures of players who stayed in the region, and the personal relationships he developed with players over the years -- most notably Derrick Miller. Finally, Keightley discusses the difficulties of recruiting in the modern era and Coach Tubby Smith's recruiting style.
- Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
- University of Kentucky
- University of Kentucky -- Basketball, University of Kentucky -- Basketball (1960-1961), University of Kentucky -- Basketball (1971-1972), University of Kentucky -- Basketball (1972-1973), University of Kentucky -- Basketball (1973-1974), Rupp, Adolph (1901-1977), Sutton, Eddie, Smith, Tubby, Pitino, Rick, Knight, Bobby, Huggins, Bob, Hall, Joe B. (Joe Beason), Donovan, Billy, Auburn University--Basketball, University of Tennessee--Basketball, University of Florida--Basketball, Miller, Derrick, Discrimination in sports, College Athletes--Recruiting, African American basketball players, Kentucky Wildcats (Basketball team)
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