Ray Scott, NBA First Black Coach of the year 1974

 

 

 

Today’s guest is Ray Scott an NBA Basketball player for several years on various teams, Head Coach of the Detroit Pistons, and Named NBA Coach of the Year in 1974.  Ray Scott was the first African American to win this coveted award and was head coach at Eastern Michigan University.

Ray Scott, Author of THE NBA  IN BLACK AND WHITE THE MEMOIR OF A TRAILBLAZING NBA PLAYER AND COACH. RAY SCOTT  with CHARLEY ROSEN and INTRODUCTION BY EARL”THE PEARL” MONROE.

Ray Scott discusses why he wrote the book, they discussed how Ray met Dr. Martin  Luther King, Jr.and what that experience was like for him!  Ray Scott discussed the racism he faced during his early years and in the NBA! Betsy and Ray discussed how racism hurts, interracial dating and marriage, and the Civil Rights Movement.

Betsy highly recommends reading this book to get an honest view of racism in the decades of the 50s, ’60s, and ’70s and to read about  Ray Scott’s amazing career!  Ray Scott is a Great American Treasure and an Inspiration!
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