HBO Real Sports To Feature Nuggets’ Brian Shaw’s Perseverance After Family Tragedy
From our friends at HBO:
Now in its 19th season, REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL, TV’s most honored sports journalism series and the only sports program recognized with a prestigious 2012 George Foster Peabody Award, presents more enterprising features and reporting when the show’s landmark 200th edition, available in HDTV, debuts TUESDAY, NOV. 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
Other HBO playdates: Nov. 19 (2:45 a.m.), 22 (10:0 a.m., 5:30 p.m.), 24 (8:00 a.m.), 27 (1:30 p.m.) and 30 (11:00 a.m., 1:00 a.m.), and Dec. 4 (12:30 a.m.), 6 (7:30 p.m.) and 9 (4:30 p.m.)
Segments include: Shaw Time. On June 26, 1993, the mother, father and sister of former NBA journeyman Brian Shaw were killed in a car accident. (Shaw was later awarded custody of his 11-month-old niece and namesake, Brianna, the only survivor of the crash.) At his side during this rough time was former teammate and best friend Reggie Lewis, but tragedy struck again a month after the accident when Lewis died from cardiac arrest. Now, more than 20 years after that fateful summer, Shaw, 47, is enjoying his first season as Denver Nuggets head coach, following successful stints as an assistant for the Los Angeles Lakers and Indiana Pacers. In this REAL SPORTS/Sports Illustrated collaboration, correspondent Bernard Goldberg meets with the Oakland native, who details how the heartache he felt and the lessons he learned guided him to where he is today.