From Eleanor Preston writing for The Guardian: "Talk to the people who know Brad Gilbert best and the picture that emerges of Andy Murray's new coach is full of contradictions. But then what else would you expect of a man who describes himself as a Jewish redneck? On the one hand he is an all-American man's man who loves Cadillacs and obsesses about the Oakland Raiders NFL team. On the other he is, in his own words, a "neurotic jew" who is said to be so phobic about germs that he carries anti-bacterial hand lotion with him everywhere....According to one ESPN insider, Gilbert has "an ego the size of Centre Court" and frequently mispronounced players' names. Yet despite the reservations of some colleagues, executives at ESPN remained dazzled by Gilbert and, by all accounts, would happily have continued to pay him around 75,000 (pounds) per grand slam tournament had the offer from Murray and the Lawn Tennis Association not come up." I didn't know Brad was a Jew. I always thought he was kind of a redneck. He's from Fresno for chrissake. I can't believe ESPN or anybody would pay this guy 75,000 pounds for his services as a commentator. I wonder what ESPN pay Cliffie & PMac. With his commentating and coaching, Gilbert is making more than he ever did as a player. I guess there really is life after tennis.