Hall of Fame broadcaster Marv Albert has announced his retirement, following his call of TNT’s coverage of the 2021 NBA Eastern Conference Finals.
Discussing the news, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said:
“From his remarkable run as play-by-play announcer for the Knicks to his prominent national roles calling our marquee games on NBC and Turner Sports, Marv has been the soundtrack for basketball fans for nearly 60 years.”
“We congratulate him on a Hall of Fame career that is simply unmatched.”
What is Marv Albert’s net worth?
According to celebritynetworth.com Marv Albert’s net worth is around $25 million.
Marv began his career back in 1963 as a protégé of Marty Glickman before taking over as the voice of the New York Rangers in 1965, and the Knicks in 1967.
During his career, Marv has called 25 NBA All-Star Games, 13 NBA Finals and the Dream Team during the 1992 Olympics.
Albert has been with Turner Sports for 22 years, including 19 as an NBA play-by-play announcer. His other responsibilities have included:
The NCAA Tournament (2011-15), Wimbledon Championships (2000-02), the 2002 World Championships of Basketball, and the 2001 Goodwill Games.
Turner Sports will present a 30-minute tribute to Albert during this year’s NBA Eastern Conference Finals, celebrating some of the most memorable calls from his broadcasting career.
Marv Albert announces broadcasting retirement
Marv Albert stated his plans to retire from broadcasting after announcing the 2021 Eastern Conference Finals on TNT. He said:
“My 55 years of broadcasting the NBA has just flown by, and I’ve been fortunate to work with so many wonderful and talented people,” Albert said. “Now, I’ll have the opportunity to hone my gardening skills and work on my ballroom dancing.”
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said:
“There is no voice more closely associated with NBA basketball than Marv Albert’s. My first memories of the NBA were of listening to Marv call a game with his signature style, iconic phrases and unparalleled passion.”
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