Fordham University Athletics will celebrate the life of New York Knicks analyst and alumnus John Andariese when he posthumously receives the Johnny Bach Award, Monday, October 30 in New York City. Andariese began as color analyst on Knicks broadcasts — in a career that spanned four decades — during the 1972-1973 season on radio, teaming with Marv Albert. He returned for the 1976-1977 season, and again from 1982–1986.
Andariese moved to television from 1986-1998, serving as analyst on MSG Network television broadcasts. Andariese returned to radio in 1999 when he was reunited with Albert, and continued through the 2012 campaign before retiring. Along with Albert, Andariese teamed with several play-by-play broadcasters, including Mike Breen, Gus Johnson, Spero Dedes, and Mike Crispino.