WFUV's James Decker interviews Johnny Hoops while Mike Breen looks on. Credit: WFUVSports
By Bob Ahrens
There was a funeral at the Fordham University Church this past Tuesday. The family and friends of one of Fordham’s best and brightest… and more importantly nicest and kindest…came to pay their respects to long time Knicks’ color analyst John Andariese, or Johnny Hoops, as he was known to his legion of fans.
NBA Royalty was present as NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and former broadcast partners Mike Breen and Marv Albert shared their memories and spoke fondly of John.
I knew John for a little more than 45 years and in August of 2014 was privileged to be at the Basketball Hall of Fame when he was honored with the Curt Gowdy Award for broadcasting excellence.
Below is an article from WFUV’s James Decker who covered the event. It is followed by comments from WFUV’s coverage of the event by former NBA Commissioner David Stern, broadcast partners Mike Breen and Marv Albert, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and President of the Basketball Hall of Fame John Doleva.