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Marv Albert

Legendary NBA Play-by-Play Announcer, NBA Hall of Famer

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Widely recognized as one of the greatest sports announcers of his generation, Marv Albert has more than 50 years of sports broadcast experience to his name, having called six NHL Stanley Cup Finals, 12 NBA Finals, and eight Super Bowls. Albert recently retired... More

Widely recognized as one of the greatest sports announcers of his generation, Marv Albert has more than 50 years of sports broadcast experience to his name, having called six NHL Stanley Cup Finals, 12 NBA Finals, and eight Super Bowls. Albert recently retired from Turner Sports, where he was the lead voice of the NBA on TNT for more than a decade. He is commonly referred to as “the voice of basketball.”

Albert formally served as the play-by-play announcer for the New Jersey Nets on YES Network from 2005-2011. In addition, he was the primary play-by-play announcer for the New York Knicks and New York Rangers on Madison Square Garden Network for over 30 years. Albert also worked for NBC Sports for over 20 years, where he was the lead play-by-play broadcaster for the NBA on NBC for the majority of its run from 1990-2002. He also handled the NFL play-by-play duties for NBC Sports and announced boxing, NCAA basketball and the NHL All-Star games for the network, while also hosting Major League Baseball studio and pre-game shows.

Prior to his stint at NBC, Albert spent four years broadcasting New York Giants football on WNEW-AM in New York as the lead radio voice. During this time, he was also the sports anchor for WNBC-TV in New York.

Albert’s accomplishments include five national Sports Emmy Awards, four New York Emmy Awards, and six CableACE Awards. In 1997, Albert was given the Curt Gowdy Media Award by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors given to sports journalists. Albert has also been named New York State Sportscaster of the Year 20 times, an unprecedented feat.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Albert resides in New York City.

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