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
J.E. McKillop <email@example.com>
A glad, sad, funny story for everyone who has needed a second chance. Starring Ken Howard (season 1)
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Did You Know?
The character of Jackson never graduated from Carver because he was shot and killed by armed robbers holding up a liquor store, as he tried to talk the robbers into giving up. According to writer Marc Rubin
, executive producer Bruce Paltrow
originally wanted Jackson to be killed while committing the robbery. 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
[a new kid shows up wearing a basketball letter jacket
Relax, that jacket said Montana. There can't be more than three high schools in the whole territory.