WATCH: Marv Albert struggles to pronounce ‘Giannis Antetokounmpo’

The greatest struggle at the NBA All-Star Game did not occur on the court. Instead, it took place in the broadcast booth, with veteran announcer Marv Albert consistently trying, and failing, to pronounce Giannis Antetokounmpo’s name. You have to admire Albert’s persistence. A lesser announcer would have struggled a few times, then settled on “Giannis” or “The Greak Freak...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sports media: TNT’s Albert intrigued as Westbrook, KD join forces

Marv Albert will call his 22nd NBA All-Star Game from New Orleans at 7:30 p.m. Sunday on TNT, working with Reggie Miller, Chris Webber and reporters David Aldridge and Kristen Ledlow. Albert is almost as intrigued about the All-Star practice that he also will broadcast at 11 a.m.
Via Thunder Rumblings
9 days ago

REPORT: Marv Albert to call Olympic basketball for NBC in August

He hasn’t been at the Olympics since 2000 in Sydney. But coming in August, it appears Marv Albert will be back calling basketball at the Rio Olympics for NBC. The New York Daily News reports that he’ll be back with the Peacock on the Olympics after a 16-year absence. Albert called the original USA Dream Team gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Games and again at the 1996 Atlanta...
Via Awful Announcing
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Brian Anderson Replaces Marv Albert on NCAA Tournament ‘B’ Team

Marv Albert‘s departure from NCAA Tournament coverage has resulted in a major promotion for Brian Anderson. Anderson will serve as the play-by-play voice on CBS/Turner Sports’ secondary NCAA Tournament broadcast team, it was announced Tuesday, working alongside his returning partner Steve Smith and sideline reporter Dana Jacobson. He replaces Albert, who will no longer work [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Marv Albert signs long-term contract extension with Turner Sports

Basketball fans are going to be treated to listening to the iconic voice of the sport for at least a few more years. Today Turner Sports will announce that broadcasting legend Marv Albert has signed a new multi-year contract extension with the network to continue as the lead voice for the NBA on TNT.  He will continue to call NBA regular season games, playoff games, and the All...
Via Awful Announcing
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Brian Anderson replaces Marv Albert for Kentucky-Notre Dame Elite 8 game

Late Friday night the official March Madness Twitter account revealed a significant change to the announcing lineup for Saturday’s Elite 8 game between Notre Dame and Kentucky.  Brian Anderson is getting the call from the bullpen in place of Marv Albert. Marv’s under the weather and will not be able to call tomorrow's @KentuckyMBB vs. @NDmbb game. — March Madness TV (@MarchMadnessTV...
Via Awful Announcing
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Names: Marv Albert, Dana Jacobson, Ed Sabol

NBC has tapped Marv Albert as the blow-by-blow voice of its upcoming Premier Boxing Champions coverage. In other news, Dana Jacobson will host coverage of the same boxing series on Spike TV, and founder of NFL Films Ed Sabol has passed away. Marv Albert Back on NBC For Boxing Series Longtime NBC Sports broadcaster Marv [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Marv Albert Returns to NBC to Call Boxing

Marv Albert is heading back to NBC to call boxing for the network. Albert had two separate stints with NBC, the first serving several roles including a local anchor for WNBC-TV, calling boxing, college basketball, NBA and the NFL, and hosting MLB and horse racing for NBC Sports. After the scandal that led to his downfall, he eventually returned to the Peacock to call the final years...
Via Fang's Bites
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse racing announcer imitates Marv Albert and Jeremy Schaap during race!

Frank Mirahmadi is a horse racing announcer and apparently a man with way too much time on his hands.  During a race earlier this week, Mirahmadi took it upon himself to perform his imitations of noted sports media personalities during a race. Yes, during a race! It’s one thing to share impressions in a public forum, but to actually work them into a race call?!?  That takes a...
Via Awful Announcing
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Marv Albert Lists Incredible New York Penthouse For Sale

Marv Albert's New York penthouse is for sale. If you're looking to purchase, you're going to need to lay a some serious money down.
Via Gamedayr
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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