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University of Houston. Worrell, Bill - Worrell, audio 1 of 1. October 11, 2016. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/2563/show/2561.

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University of Houston. (October 11, 2016). Worrell, Bill - Worrell, audio 1 of 1. Oral Histories from the Houston History Project. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/2563/show/2561

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Title Worrell, Bill
Creator (LCNAF)
  • University of Houston
Creator (Local)
  • Houston History Project
Contributor (Local)
  • Fannon, Nathan, interviewer
Date October 11, 2016
Description Ethnographic summary: On October 11, 2016, Nathan Fannin interviewed Bill Worrell to discuss his career in broadcast and professional basketball in Houston. Worrell speaks about his beginnings at the University of Houston, and current involvement with the university, his early broadcasting days with KPRC, and eventually commentating professional baseball and basketball for the Astros and Rockets. After competing with the University of Houston to gain fans in the city, Worrell points to Elvin Hayes as the prospect that brought interest to the Houston Rockets after they moved from San Diego in the 1960s. He also recounts the excitement of the first season in Houston, advancing to the NBA Finals after clinching playoff contention on the final day of the season. Also, the Worrell discussed the Rockets mobility as the team had no one designated arena, playing in Hofheinz Pavilion, Astro Arena, as well as in Waco and San Antonio. The success of the Rockets in the late 1980s to mid-1990s raking in two back-to-back championships, and the Houston Comets winning four championships beginning with the inaugural season of the WNBA, rank among some of the greatest achievements of long-time owner Leslie Alexander. He mentions the often-overlooked likelihood that the Rockets could have been contenders for the NBA Championship during the Yao Ming-Tracy McGrady era and how injury thwarted Alexander’s efforts. Worrell closes the interview with an optimistic outlook on the state of the Rockets as they look to the future with James Harden and a cast of new characters.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Sports
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Worrell, Bill
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • interviews
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Sound
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2006-005, HHA 01111
Original Collection Oral Histories - Houston History Project
Digital Collection Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted: This item is protected by copyright. Copyright to this resource is held by the creator or current rights holder; however, you are free to use this item for educational purposes without obtaining permission from the rights holder(s). For other uses, permission from the rights-holder(s) is required.
File Name index.cpd
Item Description
Title Worrell, audio 1 of 1
Format (IMT)
  • audio/mp3
File Name hhaoh_201703_069_001.mp3
Access File Run Time 00:33:11