Gus Johnson Rumors
Chenier will be the fifth player in franchise history to have his number retired, joining Earl Monroe (No. 10), Elvin Hayes (No. 11), Gus Johnson (No. 25), and Wes Unseld (No. 41). Of note, Chenier played with all four of those Bullets legends, making it even more appropriate that he will join them up in the rafters. “It was really kind of a numbing kind of effect,” Chenier said of the way Beal revealed the news to him. “I think I did ask him [Beal] at one point, ‘Are you serious?’” “I almost started crying because I can only imagine how he feels, and how much hard work he put into the game,” Beal said about the experience. “A lot of people don’t understand how much he meant to us as a team.”
Ice Cube’s Big 3 3-on-3 basketball league is coming to FS1 this summer, and the network has announced who’s going to be involved in calling the games. They’ll feature Gus Johnson on play-by-play, Jim Jackson on analysis and sideline reporter…Michael Rapaport (seen above). Here’s more information from Fox’s release: Fresh off the 2017 BIG EAST Championship on FOX and FS1, play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson returns to the court alongside analyst Jim Jackson as BIG3’s lead broadcast team. Johnson, an eminent figure throughout the industry, pairs his infectious enthusiasm with Jackson’s extensive NBA experience and unparalleled knowledge of the game. A frequent contributor to FS1’s daily studio shows, actor and comedian Michael Rapaport joins the veteran duo as a sideline reporter, offering in-game updates and interviews with his signature humor.
The entertainment factor on Milwaukee Bucks telecasts is moving up several notches. That much is clear after league sources indicated that former star forward Marques Johnson will be a key part of the telecast team and well-known Fox Sports announcer Gus Johnson also will have a role on Fox Sports Wisconsin telecasts during the 2015-’16 season. Marques Johnson, who has been a lead college basketball analyst on Fox Sports for 15 years and a studio analyst for Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers broadcasts, will leave his home base in Los Angeles to do 55 Bucks telecasts this season.
05 Nov 13
Is Marv Albert headed to CBS? Industry sources say Albert, TNT’s voice of the NBA, is talking to CBS about joining the network to work both NFL football and college basketball. Albert would be adding those gigs to his TNT play-by-play work. Ironically, if Albert does sign with CBS, he would be taking the spots vacated earlier this week by Gus Johnson, who left the network to join Fox as a college football/NFL voice.
Gus Johnson, whose frantic play-by-play became a trademark of March Madness, is officially out at CBS and headed to Fox. “CBS declined to match Fox’s offer,” an industry source said Monday night. “They let Johnson’s people know today.” A CBS source who wanted Johnson – a former Knick radio voice – back said that not only money, but politics was an issue. The source said some of CBS Sports’ college hoops voices were not thrilled with Johnson’s rise to March Madness’ most popular voice.