Saturday, May 15, 2021

Marv Albert is to Retire after the NBA Playoffs


The New York Post reports that legendary sportscaster Marv Albert will retire after the 2021 NBA Playoffs.  He will be 80 years old in June so I think he deserves to go into the land of rest and relaxation.  He broadcast his first Knick game in 1963 as he filled in for Marty Glickman, another broadcasting legend.  He is best known as the voice of the New York Knicks from 1967-2004 on radio and television.  For many years he also did radio broadcasts for the New York Rangers and football Giants. He is currently the lead play-by-play announcer for National Basketball Association games on TNT, a position he assumed in 1999.

His honors and awards include:

  • Cable ACE Award – six times.
  • Curt Gowdy Media Award – awarded by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, 1997.
  • American Sportscasters Association Sportscaster of the Year (Play-by-Play) – 1996. Other honorees included Sportscaster of the Year (Studio Host) Chris Berman, Hall of Fame inductee Jack Whitaker, Sports Legend Joe Frazier and Honorary Sportscaster Dr. Henry Kissinger.
  • Emmy Award – for national sports: five times; for New York: three times.
  • Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame – inducted in 2006.
  • National Jewish Museum Sports Hall of Fame – inducted in 1992
  • New York State Sportscaster of the Year – twenty times.
  • National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame – inducted in 2014

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