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?
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
Ken Reeves' NBA career is referred to several times in the series, but the number of years and the teams he played on seem to change each time. For instance, he tells reporter Sally Adams in "The Offer" that he was in the Chicago Bulls' starting lineup for 10 seasons. In "Wanna Bet", street hustler Bobby Magum remembers Reeves playing for Chicago, Denver, and Milwaukee. Finally, in "Little Orphan Abner", he tells Abner Goldstein's grandparents he spent the last six years of his career with the Bulls. 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.