Wednesday, February 06, 2008
I don't think there's been a better and more groundbreaking announcing hire in the past 30 years than Marv Albert to TNT. He's been a staple on the network since 1999 and he'll continue to be their lead announcer through the 2015-2016 Season.
Basketball Hall of Fame announcer Marv Albert has re-signed with Turner Sports as their lead play-by-play voice on their TNT telecasts through the 2015-16 NBA season, coinciding with the network’s current NBA television agreement. Albert will continue to work one of TNT’s two weekly, exclusive Thursday night games, the NBA All-Star Game and Conference Finals games. In addition, beginning with the start of the 2008-09 NBA season Albert will call additional games on NBA TV, as part of Turner’s recently announced partnership with the NBA.Now if we could only get Steve Kerr to stop trying to trade for Shaq and come back to the booth.
"I'm thrilled to be calling NBA action on TNT for eight more years," said Albert. "I have enjoyed a terrific relationship with them since 1999 and I look forward to continuing to call their marquee NBA regular season and postseason events, as well as being a part of the growth of NBA TV."
(Via TNT PR)