Steve Albert Rumors
The Phoenix Suns will have a new voice on television broadcasts next season, as it was announced on Tuesday that Steve Albert is retiring from broadcasting. Albert has called games for the Suns on Fox Sports Arizona for the past five seasons. “After 45 years in sportscasting, including the past five years as television play-by-play announcer for the Phoenix Suns, I have decided to step away from the business,” Albert said in a statement. “By doing this now while I’m relatively young and healthy, it gives me the time to pursue other interests and do things with family and friends that wouldn’t ordinarily be possible when you have an 82-game schedule that includes so much traveling and unusual hours. “This was not a particularly easy decision because I still enjoy calling the games, the creativity involved with that, and the camaraderie. The major factor was the travel lifestyle.”
Phoenix Suns television play-by-play announcer Steve Albert is retiring, ending a 45-year career in sports broadcasting. Albert was with the Suns the last five seasons. Before that, he spent 13 years as the voice of the New Jersey Nets, five seasons as TV play-by-play announcer for the Golden State Warriors and one season with the New Orleans Hornets.