Coach K, Burgeoning Movie Star

Last week, HBO announced a documentary chronicling the history of the Duke-UNC rivalry. Next week, ESPN2 will air a documentary following Mike Krzyzewski’s other squad, Team USA. “Road to Redemption,” a five-part series documenting the national team and its quest for the gold medal in the Beijing Olympics, will begin July 2 with a one-hour episode to be followed with four 30-minute episodes. The last two episodes will both air August 5.

The first part will recount the history of Team USA and the Dream Teams of the early 1990s and will introduce this year’s team, including Krzyzewski and Managing Director Jerry Colangelo. ESPN claims exclusive access to Krzyzewski and his team as they practice. The Chronicle, too, had exclusive access to Coach K—albeit on a different level.

Are you planning on watching the series?

—by Ben Cohen

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