My first reaction to the news was.
Then I realized I don’t listen to Knicks games to begin with, so for me personally it isn’t much of a loss, but for my NYC crew I definitely feel your pain:
As the NBA season is about to get underway, New York Knicks veteran radio play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson is walking away from the high profile position. The games are broadcast by ESPN 1050/WEPN.
The New York Post reports that Johnson, 43, is leaving MSG Network to concentrate on his NFL and college basketball duties with CBS and boxing announcing for Showtime.
A MSG Network spokeman released this statement, “Gus is a very talented broadcaster, and has been a part of the MSG Network family for a long time. We wish him all the best and will miss having him on our team.”
I definitely feel for you NYC, but maybe now CBS will realize that it is time to upgrade Gus. I need him doing the Final Four and the Super Bowl.
No offense to the Clark Kellog and the Phil Simms of the world, but the universe needs more Gus Johnson.