Interview with William B. "Bill" Keightley, April 3, 2007

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

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This interview takes place soon after UK's NCAA Tournament loss, Tubby Smith's announcement that he was leaving to coach at Minnesota, and Randolph Morris' acceptance to play for the New York Knicks. Keightley offers his perspective on this turn of events and speculates on the reasons for the team's recent lack of success. He discusses Tubby Smith's analytical coaching style, and compares it to the more hands-on approaches of previous UK coaches and other college coaches. He contends that poor recruitment efforts led to a lackluster game, and laments the fact that so few native Kentuckians are scouted for UK. Keightley concludes by putting forward his best guess on who the next coach will be, and who his top choices for the position are, including former UK assistant coach Billy Donovan.

Interview Accession

2007oh078_af749

Interviewee Name

William B. "Bill" Keightley

Interviewer Name

Jeffrey Suchanek

Interview Date

2007-04-03

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Keightley, William B. Interview by Jeffrey Suchanek. 03 Apr. 2007. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Keightley, W.B. (2007, April 03). 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. April 03, 2007, 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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