Ken Rodriguez is a San Antonio native who covered his first Spurs game in 1981 for The Daily Texan, the University of Texas student newspaper. He spent 26 years in the newspaper business -- 21 of them covering sports -- before joining the marketing department at Our Lady of the Lake University in 2009. His column will appear every Wednesday.

What was the motivation behind the documentary?

Anne Buford: For me, part of what makes sports so compelling are the human stories behind the action. My interest in filmmaking is as a vehicle to enlighten people about those stories that they might never get to see, and also to entertain. As RC’s youngest sister, I grew up around basketball coaches and was always struck by the group of individuals from varied backgrounds that were brought together by the game and the idea of teamwork, working together toward a mutually rewarding goal.