I enjoyed his style and never felt he thought he was more important than the story. I also got the feeling he got a kick out of interviewing artists. He had a great interview with Miles Davis many years ago.
And he was the voice of "Jazz from Lincoln Center" on public radio.
According to Rudy in the Sports on TV portion of the Monday issue of the USA Today, I Max has been canceled, with the last broadcast being on February 18th. Max Kellerman, yet another person who left ESPN for FSN only to fall into the abyss.