Edwina 'Eddie' Franklin (Whoopi Goldberg) is a huge fan of the 'Knicks', New York's basketball team. One day Eddie 'phones in to argue with the Knicks manager Wild Bill Burgess (Frank Langella) on a radio show while out driving her taxi - it transpires that Burgess is the passenger in the back of her cab. That night Burgess spots Eddie at the game, and as the team are losing lets her have a shot at coaching them. They win, and Eddie is appointed as full-time coach. She is determined to put the Knicks back in the major league, but must first overcome hostility from the players.
Eddie is a wise cracking, fast talking limo driver who frequently puts her mouth into gear long before her brain. She loves New York, she loves her job, but most of all she loves the "Nicks". So when Eddie is made honorary coach of her beloved team it is a dream come true. But now she must win the fans and, most importantly, win the playoffs.
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