Ken Reeves was a professional basketball player who had to retire because of injuries. Against his sister Katie's advice, Ken takes a job as the basketball coach at Carver High School in Los Angeles, a tough, mixed-race school. Jim Willis, Ken's friend, was the principal for the first two seasons and was replaced by Sybil Buchanan, the former vice-principal, in the third year. Written by
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A glad, sad, funny story for everyone who has needed a second chance. Starring Ken Howard (season 1)
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(James Hayward), Kevin Hooks
(Morris Thorpe) and Timothy Van Patten
(Mario 'Salami' Pettrino) have worked behind the camera. All three men have directed and/or produced numerous television programs years after 'The White Shadow' ended its run in 1981. See more
At the end of the following episodes, "Wanna Bet?" and "That Old Gang of Mine". The roman numeral of the year 1979 at the end of the credits, was MCMLXXVIX. There was confusion of that because, the "V" should've been removed. The remaining first season episodes were finalized as MCMLXXIX, which was 1979 when the "V" was deleted. See more
[Coach Reeves has just pulled all of his starting players from a game except his center
I'd pull you too Coolidge but you're so fat, you need to run.
Referenced in The Naked Mile