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Kendall Gill NOT Likely returning to Comcast SportsNet

Kendall Gill NOT Likely returning to Comcast SportsNet
You won't see Kendall Gill back on Comcast SportsNet Chicago any time soon. Most likely, you'll never see him again on CSN. We don't have an official statement yet from Comcast VP Phil Bedella, or anyone else at the station of similar rank, but the handwriting is certainly on the wall. The talk among media circles is that Gill has lost that job; exactly like we thought he would. However, you can still see his work on a national stage via NBA TV. Kendall Gill did an exclusive with ESPN 1000′s Waddle and Silvy a week ago. (He comes on around the 1:30ish mark here). This was the first time Kendall Gill talked publicly since he punched Tim Doyle in the face in mid March. Kendall didn't say much about the Tim Doyle incident. For obvious reasons...

What's next for CSN's Bulls Analyst Kendall Gill?

What's next for CSN's Bulls Analyst Kendall Gill?
Last week, Kendall Gill was a rising star in broadcast media, doing Chicago Bulls pre and post game analysis for Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Currently, he is suspended for the rest of the Bulls season. “We have made a decision to not have Kendall Gill appear on our air for the remainder of the Bulls season. We will re-evaluate our current position on this matter during the off-season,” said a statement from the station. So former Illini star Kendall Gill could need a new job this summer. Or maybe even consider a new career. But that’s all speculation on what’s down the road. Not many details are known about the event which occurred after Kendall Gill, Big Ten Network analyst Tim Doyle and Crain’s Danny Ecker appeared as panelists on CSN’s “Sports Talk Live,” a new talk show that debuted last month. Gill was relieved of on-air duties after he allegedly punched Big Ten Network analyst Tim Doyle last Tuesday night. The incident occurred after the show’s taping in the Comcast SportsNet studio newsroom. According to Ecker, who was there, Gill confronted Doyle in the CSN newsroom after the taping because of critical comments Doyle made regarding Gill’s analysis of last Monday night’s Chicago Bulls loss to the Denver Nuggets. A controversial call by the officials wiped out a potential game-winning basket by Joakim Noah in overtime. The Bulls really kind of got jobbed. As did the Illini on Sunday night in the NCAA Tournament, even a member of the Illini opposition admitted it. (What a tumultuous week for the Illini program) Kendall Gill said the officials made a “a very bad call.” Doyle, who used to play college basketball for Northwestern supposedly told Gill that he de-followed both him and fellow Bulls analyst Stacey King on Twitter. Now I said it would be a terrible idea to have Doyle on the show back on February 24th. When writing about the format change from Chicago Tribune Live to SportsTalk Live I said: “Just don’t have BTN’s Tim Doyle on; because he has a track record of not saying intelligent things on the air.” I never envisioned anything like this happening though. I also called Tim Doyle the worst sportscaster ever back in December. But no one should ever he physically attacked for expressing their opinion; and I didn't think anyone would. Also  you MUST listen to this Tim Doyle interview this past Friday on WSCR. He discusses the fight somewhat, but much more important is the perspective on life you’ll get from hearing Doyle talk about his past week. Neither CSN nor BTN will discuss this incident any further. Kendall Gill himself is wisely remaining silent. But ABC 7′s Mark Giangreco had an opinionated remark about the scuffle. And since Gill is a quintessential local guy, played preps, college and pro ball (at least for one year) locally, let’s look back at how he got to where he is in life before guessing on what could be ahead for him...

Tim Doyle interview on 670 The Score a must listen

Tim Doyle interview on 670 The Score a must listen
Three days after a fight with Comcast SportsNet analyst Kendall Gill during an episode of CSN’s new show “Sports Talk Live,” Big Ten Network analyst Tim Doyle was on 670 The Score's "McNeil and Spiegel Show" to discuss the incident. And Illinois and Northwestern basketball. As well as the Northwestern coaching search. However, it's not the discussion of the recent scuffle or the college hoops material that makes this audio file a must listen. It's the perspective on life you can gain from hearing Doyle's words...
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