Looks like New York Knicks fans that had grown accustomed to Gus Johnson taking their minds off the game must now grow accustomed to actually watching the game. Why? Because the MSG Network has given Johnson his walking papers.
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, The Post has learned.
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.
MSG to Johnson: Hop on the bus, Gus (NY Post)