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Bob Ryan is an American sportswriter formally for The Boston Globe. He has been described as "the quintessential American sportswriter" and a basketball guru and is well known for his coverage of the sport including his famous stories covering the Boston Celtics in the 1970s. After graduating from Boston College, Ryan started as a sports intern for the Globe on the same day as Peter Gammons, and later worked with other Globe sports writing legends Will McDonough and Leigh Montville. Ryan announced in early 2012 his retirement from sports writing after 44 years once the 2012 Olympic Games concluded. His final column in The Boston Globe was published August 12, 2012.







In recent years, Ryan has become a television personality on ESPN. He is a long time panelist on The Sports Reporters. He has also appeared on Around the Horn and is a frequent guest host on Pardon the Interruption.








Ryan faced a controversy in May 2003 on Sports Final, a local sports talk show airing on WBZ-TV, when he said that Joumana Kidd, the wife of New Jersey Nets guard Jason Kidd needed someone to "smack" her for taking her son T.J., to NBA playoff night games where they could be taunted. He accused Joumana of being an exhibitionist and using the kid as a prop to get television face time. The show's host, Bob Lobel, tried to get him to retract his statement, but Ryan refused.








The comments struck a cord because in 2001, Joumana Kidd had been the victim of domestic abuse by her husband Jason Kidd. Kidd was arrested and later agreed to undergo domestic violence and anger counseling and pay a fine of $200 in return for not being prosecuted. He also sat out one game with his then team the Phoenix Suns. During the play-offs, Boston fans had taunted Jason with chants of "wifebeater" and by flashing signs with his police mug shots on them.








Although Ryan later apologized, the Globe suspended him and barred him from television for one month. It wasn't harsh enough for many Nets players and coaches, who thought the paper should have fired Ryan.








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