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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Did You Know?
Of the actors playing the Carver players, Nathan Cook
was the oldest (28) when the show debuted, only seven years younger than Ken Howard. Timothy Van Patten
was the youngest at 19. 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.
Referenced in The Boondocks: The Real