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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Can a straight shooter cut it with this bunch of rough, razor-sharp kids from the street? (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
[after Ken Reeves has done a student reporter a favor
Did you do that as a reward for me writing a positive article?
No, I expect to get raked over the coals the next time we lose.
Referenced in The Shield: Doghouse