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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.

WFUV's James Decker interviews Johnny Hoops as Mike Breen looks on. Credit: WFUVSports

(AP Photo/Rui Vieira) German National Team captain Bastian Schweinsteiger has made the switch to MLS following an unsuccessful stint at Manchester United.

New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (55) is helped off the ice by a trainer and Nick Leddy (2) against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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