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Monday / May 21.
  • Knicks Fire Johnson; Garden Reveals College Schedule

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    The Knicks fired radio play-by-plan man Gus Johnson, the voice of the team since the 1997-98 season, according to the New York Post.

    “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,” the Post reported.

    “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.”

    The Knicks also let go of talented young writer Mike Slane, who covered the team for the Knicks’ official website. Sources said the team is looking to reorganize the site.

    In other Garden news, the 2010-11 college hoops schedule was released and, as usual, it features some tremendous events and matchups.

    2K SPORTS CLASSIC BENEFITING COACHES VS. CANCER

    Thursday, November 18        Pittsburgh vs. Maryland                   ESPN2           7:00pm

    Illinois vs. Texas

    Friday, November 19            Championship Doubleheader            ESPN2           5:00pm

    DICK’S SPORTING GOODS NIT SEASON TIP-OFF

    Wednesday, November 24     Semifinal Doubleheader                  ESPN/ESPN2   7:00pm

    Regional Hosts: Tennessee, UCLA, Villanova, Wake Forest

    Additional Teams: Arkansas St., Belmont, Boston Univ.,

    George Washington, Hampton, Marist, Missouri St., Nevada,

    Pacific, Pepperdine, VCU, Winthrop

    Friday, November 26            Championship Doubleheader            ESPN/ESPN2   2:30pm

    BIG APPLE CLASSIC

    Saturday, December 4          Virginia State vs. Virginia Union                            4:00pm

    Howard vs. Hampton

    JIMMY V CLASSIC

    Tuesday, December 7           Memphis vs. Kansas                       ESPN/ESPN2   7:00pm

    Michigan St. vs. Syracuse

    MAGGIE DIXON CLASSIC

    Sunday, December 19           Women’s Doubleheader

    Texas A&M vs. Rutgers                   ESPNU           12:00pm

    Ohio St. vs. Connecticut

    MSG HOLIDAY FESTIVAL presented by Foot Locker

    Monday, December 20          Northwestern vs. St. Francis             MSG/MSG+     7:00pm

    Davidson vs. St. John’s

    Tuesday, December 21         Championship Doubleheader

    RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS

    Tuesday, December 28         North Carolina vs. Rutgers               ESPN2           9:00pm

    ST. JOHN’S RED STORM

    Monday, January 3               Georgetown                                  ESPN2           7:00pm

    Wednesday, January 12        Syracuse                                      ESPN             7:00pm

    Women v. Connecticut

    Sunday, January 16              Notre Dame                                  MSG              12:00pm

    Sunday, January 30              Duke                                                               1:00pm

    Thursday, February 10          Connecticut                                   ESPN             7:00pm

    Albany v. BU (men’s)

    Saturday, February 19 Pittsburgh                                               ESPN             12:00pm

    BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP

    Tuesday, March 8 – Saturday, March 12                                     ESPN/ESPN2

    74th ANNUAL NIT

    Tuesday, March 29               Semifinal Doubleheader                                      7:00pm

    Thursday, March 31              Championship Game                                           7:00pm

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.