Marv Albert Rumors
What was the turning point for why you decided to retire after you call the Eastern Conference Finals? Albert: “There was no real turning point. But three or four years ago, I felt it was time. I know next November, I’m going to miss it once the league starts up again. But I’ll be watching everything. I’m going to watch all sports. It’s been 55 years of NBA broadcasting, and that’s a lot of talking. I’ll miss getting together with coaches before and after games. Some have become friends before or after working with me, including Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr. There are others, too. I’ll miss the chats we’ll have with them before games or at the hotels and also in our production meetings.”
Marv Albert is retiring after the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals, ending a broadcasting career spanning nearly 60 years. Albert will call the series for TNT. He has been with Turner Sports for 22 years, 19 as an NBA play-by-play announcer. Albert, known for his signature “Yes!” call, turns 80 next month. He has covered everything from football and boxing to hockey, baseball and tennis.
Albert also called eight Super Bowls and eight Stanley Cup Finals. “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.”
Marv Albert will retire at the conclusion of the NBA playoffs, The Post has learned. Albert, who will turn 80 next month, has been calling professional games for nearly 60 years and is considered by most the greatest NBA play-by-player of all-time. A Brooklyn native Basketball Hall of Famer revered for his signature “Yes!” call, Albert worked his first Knicks game as a 21-year-old in 1963, filling in for another New York sportscasting giant, Marty Glickman, on WCBS Radio.
Marv Albert and Reggie Miller call Heat-76ers on Thursday night. It could possibly be the final regular season game for the legendary Albert, who turns 80 next month; Albert and Turner haven’t said if he will return next season.