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by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
Revisits New York Islanders Head Coach Ted Nolan when it returns Monday, March 5, exlusively on HBO

Winner of 17 Sports Emmys® in 11 years, REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL presents its 120th edition when a new show debuts MONDAY, MARCH 5 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

Other HBO playdates:  March 6 (8:00 a.m., 5:30 p.m.), 8 (12:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m.), 10 (11:00 a.m.), 14 (5:00 p.m.), 18 (10:30 a.m.), 20 (3:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m.) and 26 (6:00 a.m.).

HBO2 playdates:  March 9 (10:00 a.m., 2:00 a.m.), 11 (12:30 p.m.), 14 (11:45 p.m.), 22 (5:00 p.m.) and 24 (11:30 a.m.).  Times are ET/PT.

HBO On Demand availability:  March 12-April 2.


*Ted Nolan.  In 1995, the struggling Buffalo Sabres hockey franchise recruited minor league coach Ted Nolan to turn things around.  His toughness as a former player and resourcefulness as a coach helped him lead a young team of overachievers to the top of their division after only two years at the helm.  But shortly after that successful 1997 season, Nolan™s contract was not renewed.  After his departure from the league, the former NHL Coach of the Year found a more meaningful way to spend his time.  As a Canadian Indian, Nolan recognized a lack of opportunity for fellow Canadian Indians growing up amidst poverty, racism and alcoholism, and he took to contributing his time and efforts helping young indigenous men achieve their dream of playing hockey.  Correspondent Frank Deford catches up with Nolan, who has recently become the head coach of the New York Islanders after eight years away from the NHL.

Producers:  Naomi Marcus, Beein Gim.

The executive producers of REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL are Ross Greenburg and Rick Bernstein; Kirby Bradley is senior producer.

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