Bulls analyst out after physical altercation

Kendall Gill, a Chicago Bulls analyst for Comcast SportsNet Chicago, has been removed from on-air duties after being involved in a physical altercation with Big Ten Network analyst Tim Doyle.

The incident occurred after a taping of “Sports Talk Live” in the Comcast SportsNet studio newsroom Tuesday night.

Sources told the Chicago Tribune that Gill confronted Doyle after the taping because of critical comments made by Doyle regarding Gill’s assessment of Monday night’s Bulls-Denver game; the game ended in a controversial call by the officials that wiped out a potential game-winning basket by Joakim Noah in overtime.

Gill, who starred at Illinois and had a long NBA career that included a brief stint with the Bulls, will be off the air at least temporarily while the matter is being investigated, according to a statement released Tuesday night by CSN Chicago news director Kevin Cross.

The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report.

PHOTO: Former Illinois and NBA player Kendall Gill throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the start of a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Seattle Mariners at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday, June 1, 2012. (Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune / June 1, 2012)

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