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Eddie Sutton documentary to premiere June 29 on ESPN

The film focuses on the legendary Oklahoma State basketball coach’s life on and off the court.

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

The long anticipated documentary “Eddie” — about Oklahoma State’s legendary men’s basketball coach Eddie Sutton — finally has a premiere date.

The film will debut at 8 p.m. CST Monday, June 29 on ESPN, the network announced Thursday.

Chock-full of archival footage and interviews from a “who’s who” of college and NBA superstars, EDDIE is a story rooted in basketball, but vulnerably exploring issues of substance abuse, father-son relationships, and perseverance. Following the famed career of 800-win basketball coach, Eddie Sutton, the film highlights programs at the Universities of Arkansas, Kentucky, and Oklahoma State. Revisiting not only conference championships and numerous trips to the Final Four, but also the pains of addiction and the devastating 2001 Oklahoma State basketball team plane crash, EDDIE compels sports and general audiences, alike, to ponder the conflicting attributes of a man with flaws shared by many and achievements matched by few. {ESPN}

The film was originally planned to debut on the film-festival circuit, but COVID-19 forced them to change their plans the film makers said in an interview on CRFF The Podcast.

It a fantastic opportunity to get this film into the homes of millions of people.