Interview with William B. Keightley, May 30, 2006

Project: University of Kentucky Athletics: William B. Keightley Oral History Project

Interview Summary

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.

Interview Accession

2006oh058_af706

Interviewee Name

William B. Keightley

Interviewer Name

Jeffrey Suchanek

Interview Date

2006-05-30

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Keightley, William B. Interview by Jeffrey Suchanek. 30 May. 2006. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Keightley, W.B. (2006, May 30). Interview by J. Suchanek. University of Kentucky Athletics: William B. Keightley Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Keightley, William B., interview by Jeffrey Suchanek. May 30, 2006, University of Kentucky Athletics: William B. Keightley Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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