Company: NHK – Japan Broadcasting Corporation

Country: JAPAN


Discipline: Basketball

Year: 2016

Director: Dai Honda, Yohei Suzuki

Photo: Ryoji Suzuki, Michisuke Ikehata

Producer: NHK, in association with NHK Educational Corporation and in  cooperation with TV MAN UNION, Inc

Time: 50 min



What happens when the world’s greatest coaches have a chance to teach children? This documentary series explores how children grow thanks to a week of special lessons with such a coach, also distilling the essence of coaching by highlighting words of wisdom from these peculiar coaches. This episode features Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues – a legendary American basketball player who had a 14-year career in the NBA, despite standing just 5 feet 3 inches tall. Muggsy, now 50, visits a boys’ basketball team from a public middle school in old-town Tokyo, for a week of special coaching.