Turner Sports has reached a long-term contract extension with legendary play-by-play broadcaster Marv Albert, who will continue to lend his iconic voice to the NBA on TNT. Albert will announce the network’s signature NBA events including regular season games, NBA All-Star coverage and the NBA Playoffs. A Hall of Fame broadcaster, Albert has been associated with the NBA for nearly 50 years and this week’s NBA All-Star Game in Toronto will mark his 21st year providing commentary for the event.
“Marv has been the voice of the NBA for generations of sports fans and I can’t recall a play-by-play announcer as closely identifiable with their respective league on a national level as he is,” said David Levy, President of Turner. “There couldn’t be a more appropriate time to make this announcement than the week leading up to NBA All-Star Weekend, a fitting opportunity to salute one of the all-time greats in our industry.”
“The NBA is my ultimate passion and this new agreement allows me to focus exclusively on the league from the opening night of the regular season through the playoffs each year,” said Albert. “I’m extremely proud to be a member of the Turner family and to work alongside so many talented people that contribute to its best-in-class coverage of the NBA.”
Albert is currently in his 18th season as a play-by-play commentator for the NBA on TNT. He will provide play-by-play for TNT’s coverage of the NBA All-Star Game in Toronto on Sunday, Feb. 14 – with coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ET – alongside analysts Reggie Miller and Chris Webber, and reporters Craig Sager and David Aldridge.
Albert has won five national Sports Emmy Awards and three locally in New York. He was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2015; the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame in 2014; and was the recipient of the Curt Gowdy Media Award, presented by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, in 1997.