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Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  24 responses

Gus Johnson Fired By MSG Network

The über-popular announcer will reportedly no longer call Knicks games. The NY Post reports that his bosses at MSG were upset with the way his side gigs affected his work, so they sent him packing: “Gus Johnson, the shouts-a-lot, play-by-play radio voice of the Knicks since the 1997-98 season — and a frequent fill- in for Mike Breen on MSG Network’s Knicks’ telecasts — is out at the Garden. Over the last two seasons, Johnson, 43, had annoyed MSG Network shot-callers by missing many games to work outside TV gigs, including CBS’ college basketball and Showtime boxing. Johnson’s primary replacement is expected to be Mike Crispino, an MSG TV and radio multi-tasker since 1992. Johnson, in 1997, replaced Mike Breen, who moved to MSG TV.”

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  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    This is a bad day for Knicks basketball. First Oakley admits he told LeBron not to go their now Gus Johnson is gone.

  • http://minusthebars.blogspot.com don

    Kinda sucks. But I do understand where MSG Network is coming from.

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  • SWIFTboy

    MMA fans really dislike this guy as an announcer for Showtime. I wish he had of been fired there instead.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Bullshit.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I like Gus.

  • kousinkar

    This is shameful; yet another slap in the face to Knicks fans via James Dolan. Nobody I’d rather listen to during a Knicks game more than Gus and Clyde.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    lol Gus do be everywhere though

  • T-Money

    Fair.

  • Papa Smurf

    wonder how loud he got when he was told he was fired . . .

  • http://thacorner.net/forums Kevin

    Gus is that dude for real. When he said Chris Johnson had “getting away from the cops speed” I almost died laughing

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Gus got too big for his britches, so MSG had to 86 him.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Gus is that dude! Remember that interview with Spike Lee? Spike (referring to Dan Dickau)- “I like Dick”
    Gus – “PAUSE!”

  • Thinktank

    Gus is that dude…and this reminded me of this… http://www.gusjohnsongetsbuckets.com/

  • feez22

    Gus is awesome. period. w/e at least we still get to watch him do college b-ball and nfl games.

  • Jumper

    ^^^That was a golden moment in TV history!! What other commentator will pause a guest???

  • BxBaller

    Bullsh*t. Dude was one of my favorite announcers, and had a real “fan like” style to his annnouncing.

  • Josh M

    “My name is Al Harrington, and I get buckets!”

  • Heals

    May not be so bad, as Gus may pick more gigs elsewhere and I like the Breen-Clyde combo for Knicks games…

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    Gus Johnson > Amar’e Stoudamire

  • Lockout

    Can’t stand him, such a young retard wanabee. Trying to talk Hip/Jive/Slang… Maaaaan! and co-sign Swiftboy.

  • Mark

    What do Gus Johnson and Chinese food have in common? No MSG!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dave

    thank god. have hated gus johnson since the first day I heard him. I refused to buy the new Madden 11 because he’s the featured announcer. He’s just awful…makes it all about him instead of the game.

  • Michael

    Knicks fan will miss Gus Johnson call of the game. They should fire D’Antoni right away. His program & coaching style and awareness is not the answer.

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