- John Andariese
John Andariese is a
color commentatorfor the New York Knicksand NBA TVand a former college basketball player. He also hosts " NBA Legends with Johnny Hoops" on NBA TV.
Andariese played college basketball for coach
Johnny Bach's Fordham Ramsfrom 1956-1960. Andariese went to two National Invitational Tournaments and was the team captain during his senior year.
Andariese's broadcasting career began as the Knicks radio analyst for the 1972-73 season. He would later broadcast Knicks games on radio for 1976-77 season and again from 1982-86.
In 1983, Andariese became the first color commentator for the "
NBA on ESPN". When ESPN lost its NBA contract, he joined the " NBA on TBS", where he broadcasted games nationally from 1984-86. He was part of TBS' coverage of the 1985 and 1986 NBA Eastern Conference Finalswith Skip Caray. Andariese also spent ten years as a college basketballanalyst for NBC Sports.
Return to the Knicks' broadcasting team
Andariese rejoined the Knicks' broadcasting team in 1986 as the team's analyst on the
MSG Network. He remained on the Knicks television broadcasts until 1998, when he was replaced by radio analyst Walt Frazier. This allowed Andariese to reunite with former partner Marv Alberton the team's radio broadcasts. Andariese currently works alongside Gus Johnson.
* [http://www.msg.com/ourteam_jandariese.jsp MSG Network profile]
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