Submitted on Monday, 1/13/2020, at 12:33 PM

Writing about NBA All Star Kevin Garnett’s performance in the Adam Sandler film, "Uncut Gems,” Berkshire Eagle sports columnist Howard Herman got to thinking about athletes that took on chances with Hollywood roles.

Of course, Ken Howard ’66 came to mind.

Herman wrote, “Perhaps the best basketball player to act was the late Ken Howard. Howard, a regular at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the star of the classic TV series White Shadow, was the captain of the Amherst College basketball team back in 1966.”

“Howard's career was much, much more than just playing Coach Ken Reeves. But when you ask me, that role is the first one that comes to mind,” Herman added.