Marv Albert retiring after NBA playoffs

Marv Albert, 80 next month, is considered by most the greatest NBA play-by-player of all time. He has been calling games as a professional for nearly 60 years.

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 and 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 is retiring after a legendary broadcasting career.
NBAE via Getty Images

Sources said TNT, where Albert has been the lead play-by-player for more than two decades, recently began contacting NBA personnel to pay tribute to Albert during the playoffs.

TNT and Albert are expected to formally announce his retirement plans soon.

On Thursday, The Post reported that Albert’s partner, Chris Webber, and TNT had agreed that Webber would not call the playoffs after it became apparent the former star forward would not be offered a contract for next year.

Albert’s retirement and Webber’s departure are unrelated.

It’s still being determined who will be Albert’s partner for the playoffs, as he will call his last game in the Eastern Conference Finals.

This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Andrew Marchand

Follow us on Google News