Larry Brown, The Learning Master, opens Insider Documentary Series

Nov 19, 2018 by Euroleague.net Print

Maccabi double champs, Nick Calathes come later on Euroleague Basketball Originals platform

The legendary Larry Brown, the only basketball coach ever to win both NBA and NCAA titles, embraced a new challenge this season, taking the reins at 7DAYS EuroCup club FIAT Turin at the age of 78.

Brown's life-long passion for basketball and his bold move abroad in his fifth decade as a coach inspire The Learning Master, which opens The Insider Documentary Series, part of the Euroleague Basketball Originals long-form content platform, for this season. The full documentary will be released on Monday, November 26.

The Learning Master goes inside Brown's late-career debut in European basketball and the motivations behind it. The Insider accompanies Coach Brown on his journey and hears first-hand his views on European basketball, his adaptation to it, and his coaching philosophy. The documentary also talks with his current and former colleagues and players about what drives this Hall of Famer.

"I think I've always been willing to learn and appreciate great coaching," Brown says as the documentary starts. "Now, it's a whole different anxiety because it's almost like learning a new sport. There's a little nervousness here."

Born in 2015, The Insider Documentary Series goes beyond the glare of game nights and digs into the personal stories of the biggest European basketball stars. The Insider cameras capture the intimacy behind the spotlights and provide full access to the protagonists and the people who know them best. Past Insider Documentaries have profiled coaches like Zeljko Obradovic, players like Luka Doncic and Vassilis Spanoulis, and cities such as Istanbul and Belgrade -- all taking viewers to the heart of what makes basketball a sport that moves people so deeply.

The Insider Documentary Series will continue later this season with two more fascinating subjects:

- Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv's back-to-back champions from 2004 and 2005, reunited to talk about their memorable accomplishment.

- Nick Calathes, the adopted son of Greek basketball who is holding up that country's tradition of elite point guards.

The Insider EuroLeague Documentary Series exemplifies a commitment to the premium, long-form content on the Euroleague Basketball Originals platform, which was enhanced by the recent debut of The Journey, an eight-month series that takes fans behind the scenes from opening day to this season's championship game with their heroes from five different EuroLeague teams.