NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 23, 2004
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The appeal of the suspensions of Indiana Pacers basketball players following the brawl during their game against the Detroit Pistons noted.
(Westchester, Illinois: Kevin Corke) Suspended Pacers player Ron Artest’s views on the incident in Detroit featured; scenes shown of Artest fighting with fans; details given of Artest’s past history of run-ins. [From “Today,” ARTEST – says he should not be suspended for the whole season; jokes about slamming a TV camera.] [“Sporting News” Sean DEVENEY– says Artest sees what the fan did as the problem.] [University of Colorado Jay COAKLEY- comments on increasing tensions between fans & players.] [St. Joseph High School basketball coach Gene PINGATORE- comments on teaching players sportsmanship.]