ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 09, 1986
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(NYC: Jack Whitaker) Jets-Falcons, Chicago-Tampa Bay football games detailed; performances of individual players (named) mentioned. Scenes shown courtesy CBS Sports. Other NFL (National Football League) scores listed on screen. John McEnroe's defeat of Miroslav Mecir in Belgium match reported New University of Maryland basketball coach Bob Wade, successor to Charles "Lefty" Driesell, who was forced to resign amid continuing controversy surrounding his handling of player Len Bias' cocaine overdose death, featured; scenes shown. [DRIESELL - announces resignation.] [WADE - describes his approach to job.] His rel. with Georgetown coach John Thompson mentioned. [Dunbar pincipal Dr. Elzee GLADDEN - praises Wade's impact on youth he coached.] [Player Derrick LEWIS - comments.] [MD Chancellor John SLAUGHTER - hopes fans give Wade a chance.] [WADE - doesn't want to be compared to anyone; praises Driesell.] Scope of Driesell's career described. [DRIESELL - acknowledges his coaching abilities.] [WADE - describes his athletic standards.]
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