A former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach finds a way to benefit from his biggest asset.
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 Ray Drecker (30 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Tanya Skagle (30 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Damon Drecker (30 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Darby Drecker (30 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Jessica Haxon (30 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Lenore Bernard (28 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Mike (25 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Ronnie Haxon (21 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Charlie (15 episodes, 2010-2011)
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A former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach finds a way to benefit from his biggest asset.

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Wonderful show
4 August 2009 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I had a chance to watch episodes 1 to 4, though I'm living in Germany without HBO and I have to admit, that this show got me hooked from minute one. It's not only the actors who have convinced me - of course especially Thomas Jane, Jane Adams and Anne Heche. Actually, what I really admire is the tone of this show: it could have gotten so ridiculous, so absurd, but it's just funny and at the same time very serious. You are watching a man's struggle for money in order to get a burnt house rebuilt and to get his children back from their kind-of-strange mum, and it's getting to you. You wish this man, Ray Drecker, all the best and many "customers" as well as you wish his pimp, Tanya, that she's getting what she's deserved, a bit of appreciation for what she does. I am watching Thomas Jane's career since the stupid but very entertaining "Deep Blue Sea" and I enjoy seeing him in this leading man situation. I am very happy, that HBO has ordered more episodes and I can't wait to see the rest of this season. .. oh, sorry for my bad English :)


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