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Interview with Adolph Rupp

Part of University of Kentucky Athletics Project

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Title:
Interview with Adolph Rupp
Creator:
Adolph Rupp; interviewee. Russell Rice; interviewer.
Format:
oral histories
Date uploaded:
2012
Description:
The interview begins with Adolph Rupp describing his illness and treatment. He goes on to recap the tournament history of his first basketball teams at the University of Kentucky, going on to describe how the Southeastern Conference decided that basketball could be a good resource for income. Rupp discusses his personal favorite defense formation in basketball, weighing the pros and cons of both a 1-3-1 and a 2-3. He explains his offensive strategy and how he developed the ideas from the Original Celtics team. Rupp mentions the best pivot men he has had at the University of Kentucky, including Dan Issel, Cliff Hagan, Bob Burrow, and Alex Groza. Rupp details the troubles he's had with recruiting, mentioning Kelly Coleman, Jackie Moreland, John Schroeder, Wesley Unseld, Alfred "Butch" Beard, Jim Rose, Jim McDaniels, and Bill Hosket. Rupp talks of his fears of getting caught up in a recruiting scandal as he neared becoming the president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Rupp refutes the idea that you have to cheat to win, mentioning Coach Fred Taylor of Ohio State as an example. Rupp finishes the interview by talking about the referees and differences between conference referees, and the differences in what are consider fouls between conferences.
Language:
english
Publisher:
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
Repository:
University of Kentucky
Subject:
Rupp, Adolph, 1901-1977, University of Kentucky--Basketball, Basketball coaches--Biography, Basketball--History
Type:
sound
Source:
University of Kentucky Athletics Project
Metadata record:
http://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7dz02z3q7x/data/mets.xml
Rights:
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