ESPN replacing Broussard Barry w/ SVG & Simmons in studio

Re: ESPN replacing Broussard Barry w/ SVG & Simmons in studio

Postby 24K GOLD on Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:21 am

Magic vs Simmons would be solid.
I'm joining the communist now.. I don't like World peace...

Image
User avatar
24K GOLD

 
Posts: 1524
Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:41 am
Location: Camp Nou

Re: ESPN replacing Broussard Barry w/ SVG & Simmons in studio

Postby The Original 81 on Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:26 am

Stern went on Colin Cowherd’s show and fired back:

“I would render a guess … that we won’t be hearing from him for the rest of the season.”


Image
"Let me say one more thing about Kobe. He will be the best player in the history of the game. If he keeps doing what he's doing, there is no stopping him. He is that good." - Shaquille O'Neal in his autobiography, "Shaq Talks Back"
User avatar
The Original 81

 
Posts: 5260
Joined: Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:21 pm
Location: New York City

Re: ESPN replacing Broussard Barry w/ SVG & Simmons in studio

Postby BDG on Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:43 pm

^ Man the guy even sounds like a dictator too.

:man10:

Can't wait till he's gone.
Image
Slava laughed at the suggestion his skills might be affected by the down time. "Are you kidding?" he said. "Basketball is like ball. It's all a circle."

BEST VIDEO EVER ... AND AND THE SECOND BEST.
User avatar
BDG
Retired Admin
 
Posts: 40952
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2003 10:45 pm
Location: Los Angeles

Re: ESPN replacing Broussard Barry w/ SVG & Simmons in studio

Postby Juronimo on Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:05 pm

Stern is insane. Didn't he make some comment about knowing were the bodies were buried?

David Stern is the Suge Knight of professional sports.
Image

Ferguson, we hear you.
RIP Mike Brown.
User avatar
Juronimo

 
Posts: 6598
Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2005 6:20 pm
Location: Fist in the air on a quest for justice

Re: ESPN replacing Broussard Barry w/ SVG & Simmons in studio

Postby Thenextgreat on Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:36 am

Jeff Van Gundy, the lead game analyst for ESPN's and ABC's coverage of the NBA, implies that his brother Stan's deal to join the network did not work out because the league blocked the move.

In an interview with USA Today Sports, Jeff Van Gundy said that his brother, who was fired in May after five seasons as coach of the Orlando Magic, "had a basic agreement" with ESPN "and then something changed."


Stan
Van Gundy
"There's certainly circumstantial evidence that something from the outside -- presumably the NBA -- changed (ESPN's) thinking," Jeff Van Gundy told USA Today. "As a broadcaster of the NBA, it gives you pause. How forthcoming can you be? You don't want your honesty to cost you a chance at employment."

An ESPN spokesperson told USA Today that the network "had discussions with Stan, and we were interested in a role for him at ESPN. Ultimately, we moved in a different direction."

Stan Van Gundy has expressed strong opinions in the past, sometimes clashing with the league. When then-Magic center Dwight Howard earned a suspension in 2011, Van Gundy said:

"This is the system David Stern and his minions like. So that's the system you have. ... I certainly can't have an opinion because David Stern, like a lot of leaders we've seen in this world lately, don't really tolerate other people's opinion or free speech or anything. So I'm not really allowed to have an opinion."

Stan Van Gundy spoke to Dan Le Batard on The Ticket, a radio station in Miami, nearly two weeks ago to explain why he thought his potential hiring as an ESPN analyst fell apart. Van Gundy's quotes were picked up on various sports websites.

"No one at ESPN will tell us what happened. Certainly the NBA office isn't going to tell us what happened. One of the quotes from ESPN in there -- we had discussions, but couldn't agree on a role ... as is usual, that's a bunch of BS from ESPN," Van Gundy told Le Batard. The radio host also works for ESPN.

Van Gundy went on to say that "What I find fascinating ... you have to give (NBA commissioner) David Stern and the NBA a lot of credit ... ESPN pays the league, and then the league tells them what to do. It's more ESPN's problem ... to pay someone hundreds of millions of dollars and let them run your business."

He also said, "Nobody is going to give a straight answer because -- that's just the way a lot of people operate -- nobody there has the guts to say anything, so that's what you deal


I found this interesting...I wonder how much control the NBA has over what ESPN does... :disagree:
User avatar
Thenextgreat

 
Posts: 2131
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:07 am

Re: ESPN replacing Broussard Barry w/ SVG & Simmons in studio

Postby Doc Brown on Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:17 am

Basketball reasons
Rule of Thumb at ClubLakers - Never encourage people to check your post history.
User avatar
Doc Brown

 
Posts: 19446
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:11 am
Location: Ohio

Re: ESPN replacing Broussard Barry w/ SVG & Simmons in studio

Postby thkthebest on Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:40 am

"This is the system David Stern and his minions like. So that's the system you have. ... I certainly can't have an opinion because David Stern, like a lot of leaders we've seen in this world lately, don't really tolerate other people's opinion or free speech or anything. So I'm not really allowed to have an opinion."

"No one at ESPN will tell us what happened. Certainly the NBA office isn't going to tell us what happened. One of the quotes from ESPN in there -- we had discussions, but couldn't agree on a role ... as is usual, that's a bunch of BS from ESPN," Van Gundy told Le Batard. The radio host also works for ESPN.

Van Gundy went on to say that "What I find fascinating ... you have to give (NBA commissioner) David Stern and the NBA a lot of credit ... ESPN pays the league, and then the league tells them what to do. It's more ESPN's problem ... to pay someone hundreds of millions of dollars and let them run your business."

He also said, "Nobody is going to give a straight answer because -- that's just the way a lot of people operate -- nobody there has the guts to say anything, so that's what you deal

:man10:

The Van Gundy brothers are awesome. We need more of them in the NBA.
thkthebest

 
Posts: 3954
Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:59 pm

Re: ESPN replacing Broussard Barry w/ SVG & Simmons in studio

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:29 pm

Yeah I was really looking forward to SVG. No kiss-*** analysis just says exactly what he is thinking. Figures ESPN changed their mind about a guy like that. I wouldn't be surprised if JVG gets canned soon, but then again he's literally the only reason I can tolerate ESPN/ABC broadcasts
User avatar
JoelMyersScrotalSack

 
Posts: 6778
Joined: Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:10 am

Re: ESPN replacing Broussard Barry w/ SVG & Simmons in studio

Postby wcsoldier81 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:31 am

I always laugh when JVG tells it like it is and then tool Breen try to calm him down because he's probably asked to do so :man10: ... he can be fired and coach our team , I'm cool with that
wcsoldier81

 
Posts: 6420
Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:20 am

Previous

Return to NBA Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], MSNbot Media and 3 guests

cron
Advertise Here | Privacy Policy | ©2008 Sculu Sports. Come Strong.