MSG TURNS THE PAGE SOONER THAN EXPECTED: IS MARV ON DECK?
Bob Page was "yanked" as anchor of MSG Network's
"SportsDesk," effective immediately, according to Phil
Mushnick of the N.Y. POST. MSG, which recently informed
Page that his contract would not be renewed, had "originally
planned" to keep him on-air through April, but Mushnick
reports that Page "has publicly and privately bad-mouthed
MSG's decision to let him go," leading to his early removal
from the network. Mushnick: "Speculation has mounted that
the Garden will offer Page's position to Marv Albert" (N.Y.
POST, 2/24). MSG Exec Producer Mike McCarthy, on the Albert
speculation: "That is speculation. We've had no discussions
with him. I wouldn't rule anything out" (NEWSDAY, 2/24).