Interview with Frank Ramsey, June 20, 2016

Project: University of Kentucky Athletics: Men's Basketball Oral History Project

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Frank Ramsey describes growing up in Madisonville, Kentucky and his time playing basketball for the University of Kentucky. He details each of his seasons at UK and discusses the players who were on the team each year he was there. He discusses the scandal that led to UK being banned from playing basketball in 1952-53. He discusses Coach Adolph Rupp and his relationship with him. Ramsey also discusses his time playing as the "sixth man" with the Boston Celtics under Red Auerbach. He describes the National Basketball Association at the time and how the draft worked. He describes different notable players he played with throughout his run with the Celtics, during which they won seven out of eight national championships. He also describes his time after retiring from playing basketball, coaching the Kentucky Colonels and settling back down in Madisonville.

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2016oh148_af862

Interviewee Name

Frank Ramsey

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Kyle Macy

Interview Date

2016-06-20

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Ramsey, Frank Interview by Kyle Macy. 20 Jun. 2016. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Ramsey, F. (2016, June 20). Interview by K. Macy. University of Kentucky Athletics: Men's Basketball Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Ramsey, Frank, interview by Kyle Macy. June 20, 2016, University of Kentucky Athletics: Men's Basketball Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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