Marv Albert:How tall is …?

Marv Albert:How tall is …?"The Voice of Basketball" (listen to his famous calls) is lucky height doesn’t matter off the court and on the microphone.

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Marv Albert (born Marvin Philip Aufrichtig; June 12, 1941) is an American sportscaster. Honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, he is commonly referred to as "the voice of basketball." From 1967–2004, he was also known as "the voice of the New York Knicks."
Including Super Bowl XLII, Marv has called the play-by-play of six Super Bowls, NBA Finals and seven Stanley Cup Finals. He has also called the Wimbledon Tennis Championships for TNT with Jim Courier and Mary Carillo. He also worked as a co-host and reporter for two World Series (1986 and 1988). He has also served as co-host of the Breeders Cup (1991–1996).
Albert currently works for TNT and CBS. He is TNT's lead NBA voice, calls NFL games for CBS, and also calls NCAA tournament action for CBS and Turner Sports.
Early life

Albert was born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, where he went to Abraham Lincoln High School.[1] While growing up, members of Albert's family owned a grocery store on Brighton Beach Avenue between 3rd and 4th streets known as Aufrichtig's. He then attended Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications from 1960 through 1963. He then graduated from New York University in 1965.[2]
[edit]Broadcasting career

[edit]National Basketball Association
[edit]New York Knicks (MSG)
For 37 years beginning in 1967, Albert was the voice of the New York Knicks on radio and television (getting his start by being a ball boy for the Knicks before getting his first break on New York radio by sportscaster Marty Glickman) before being let go by the chairman of the MSG Network and Cablevision after Albert criticized the Knicks' poor play on-air in 2004. His son Kenny Albert also began to work as a part-time play-by-play announcer for the Knicks since 2009, whenever the older Albert's successor Mike Breen (whom he later followed on the NBA on NBC broadcasts and now works on ESPN and ABC aside from his role at MSG) is unavailable.
For a brief period before he resumed his normal broadcasting duties following his sexual assault arrest (see below), Albert anchored MSG's former nightly sports news report, MSG SportsDesk.
[edit]NBC Sports
In 1994, he called the Knicks' games when they were in the NBA Finals, but on NBC with Matt Guokas (Mike Breen and Walt "Clyde" Frazier provided the Knicks' play-by-play on radio; in 1999, it was Bob Costas and Doug Collins who called the Knicks' games when they were in the Finals while Albert, who had left NBC (see below), was on Knicks radio with John Andariese).
Albert continues to be the lead play-by-play announcer for National Basketball Association games on TNT, a position he assumed in 1999. Indeed, TNT has become his primary commitment ever since his longtime employer NBC lost the NBA broadcasting rights in 2002, and may have played a role in his departure from the Knicks' broadcast booth[citation needed]. The Knicks reportedly wanted Albert to accept a salary commensurate with his reduced Knicks schedule, but also weren't happy about Albert making what Knicks management felt were overly critical comments about their team in spite of their losing record. In basketball, his most famous call is his simple "Yes!" for a basket, rendered in many variations of volume and length depending on the situation; and a catchphrase that he began using in his youth when playing pickup games with friends.
On April 17, 2002, shortly after calling a game between the Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers on TNT, both Albert and color analyst Mike Fratello were injured in a limo accident in Trenton, New Jersey. Albert sustained facial lacerations, a concussion, and a sprained ankle. The 2002 NBA Playoffs were scheduled to begin two days later, with Albert scheduled to call multiple games that week. Bob Costas filled in those games, and Albert returned to call Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings.
[edit]New Jersey Nets (YES)
In 2005, Albert officially became the lead play-by-play man for the New Jersey Nets franchise and started calling their games in the 2005–2006 basketball season on the YES Network, often teaming with Brooklyn native and NBA veteran, Mark Jackson. Beginning with the 2008–09 season, Albert was also paired with his TNT broadcast colleague Mike Fratello on the YES Network. However with the Nets' struggles in the 2009–10 season, the Nets management relegated Albert to secondary play-by-play, to avoid a similar incident while Albert was with the Knicks. Since then Ian Eagle has taken over the broadcasts. In the 2011-12 season Albert decided to leave the YES Network upon joining CBS Sports for both NFL and NCAA March Madness coverage.
[edit]Other basketball related duties
He will reportedly call about 50 games a season, with his focus remaining on duties for Westwood One and TNT. He also hosts a basketball-focused interview show on NBA TV, which also airs later on YES.
Since 2003, Albert has also been providing the play-by-play voice on the NBA Live video-game series on EA Sports, a role he fulfilled until NBA Live 10.
In 2011, Albert was named an announcer for the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, the result of longtime tournament broadcaster CBS handing off some of its coverage to Turner Sports.
[edit]Outside of basketball
[edit]New York Giants
From 1973 to 1976 Albert called radio broadcasts of New York Giants football games, succeeding Marty Glickman after the latter's defection to the New York Jets.
[edit]New York Rangers
In addition to the Knicks, Albert had a lengthy tenure (beginning in 1965) calling the games of another Madison Square Garden tenant, the New York Rangers. He handled the radio call of the Rangers' Stanley Cup–clinching victory in 1994.
He also famously coined the phrase "Red Light" for radio analyst Sal Messina, a former Rangers goaltender. His signature play-by-play phrase was "kick save and a beauty."
Over his years as the Rangers broadcaster, Albert would miss a large number of games for other commitments. Many other broadcasters filled in, including several who would serve long stints for other NHL teams, including Howie Rose, Mike Emrick and John Kelly, as well as brothers Al and Steve. It was Albert's absence from Game 7 of the Rangers–Devils Conference Championship game that led to Rose's famed Matteau, Matteau, Matteau call.
Albert left the Rangers after the 1994–95 season at the same time Rose took the job as play-by-play announcer of the New York Islanders. Albert's son, Kenny, replaced him, and has been the radio voice of the Rangers ever since.
[edit]Non-NBA-related NBC and TNT duties
Other NBC Sports duties that Albert held were play-by-play announcing for the NFL, college basketball, horse racing, boxing, NHL All-Star Games, and Major League Baseball, as well as hosting baseball studio and pre-game shows. He also spent 13 years as the sports director of the network's flagship station, WNBC-TV in New York.
From 2000 to 2002, Albert helped call TNT's coverage of the Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament.
[edit]Monday Night Football
Albert was also the lead play-by-play voice of the Westwood One radio network's NFL coverage for several years, calling Monday Night Football as well as numerous playoff games and every Super Bowl beginning 2002. On June 4, 2010, it was announced that Albert would not be continuing his NFL on Westwood One duties beyond the 2009 season.[3]
[edit]NFL on CBS
On June 6, 2011, it was announced that Albert was joining CBS Sports to call play-by-play for The NFL on CBS.[4]
Marv has gained credibility and popularity among younger television viewers during his many guest appearances on David Letterman's late night talk shows for NBC and CBS. Each time Albert appears, he brings with him a group of clips featuring sports bloopers and outstanding plays, which he narrates and dubs the "Albert Achievement Awards." The music accompanying the bloopers is "12th Street Rag." Albert earlier did a similar segment for the Today Show, introduced by Don Pardo and called "Spanning the Globe".
Albert was placed as number 14 on David J. Halberstam's list of Top 50 All Time Network Television Sports Announcers on Yahoo! Sports.
In 1992, he appeared as himself on Roger Waters's rock album Amused to Death, giving a mock commentary on the destruction of an oil rig on the song "Perfect Sense, Part II".
An "Albert Achievement Awards" video was released in 1993. It featured cameos by Charles Barkley, David Letterman, O. J. Simpson, Bob Costas, and Tom Brokaw.
Albert also appeared as a special guest on The Simpsons' Season 20 episode The Burns and the Bees in 2008.
[edit]Honors and awards
Cable ACE Award – six times.[5]
Curt Gowdy Media Award – awarded by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, 1994.[6]
American Sportscasters Association Sportscaster of the Year (Play-by-Play) – 1996. Other honorees included Sportscaster of the Year (Studio Host) Chris Berman, Hall of Fame inductee Jack Whitaker, Sports Legend Joe Frazier and Honorary Sportscaster Dr. Henry Kissinger.[7]
Emmy Award – for national sports: five times; for New York: three times.[5]
Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame – inducted in 2006.[8]
National Jewish Museum Sports Hall of Fame – inducted in 1992.[9]
New York State Sportscaster of the Year – twenty times.[5][9]

As previously mentioned, Albert's son, Kenny, is also a sports commentator, as he calls baseball and football for Fox, New York Rangers games on the radio, and has been one of NBC's commentators for ice hockey at the Winter Olympics, as well as NBC's NHL coverage. His daughter, Denise, is a reporter for NBA TV.
Marv has two younger brothers who also are announcers. Steve Albert is the former play-by-play announcer for several teams, including the New Orleans Hornets, New Jersey Nets, New York Islanders, New York Mets, and Golden St. Warriors. Steve is best known for his work on Showtime Championship Boxing, notably the Holyfield-Tyson bouts. Al Albert was the former play-by-play announcer for USA Tuesday Night Fights, the Indiana Pacers and the Denver Nuggets.
[edit]Sexual assault charges

Albert became the focus of a media frenzy in 1997, when he went on trial for felony charges of forcible sodomy.[10] A 42-year-old woman named Vanessa Perhach[11] accused Albert of throwing her on a bed, biting her, and forcing her to perform oral sex after a February 12, 1997 argument in his Pentagon City hotel room. DNA testing linked Albert to genetic material taken from the bite marks and from semen in Perhach's underwear.[12] During the trial, testimony was presented from another woman, Patricia Masden, who told the jury that Albert had bitten her on two different occasions in 1993 and 1994 in Miami and Dallas hotels, which she viewed as unwanted sexual advances.[13] Masden claimed that in Dallas, Albert called her to his hotel room to help him send a fax, only for her to find him wearing "white panties and garter belt", where he then asked her to "serve him up a facial".[14] Albert maintained that Perhach had requested that he bite her, and that she only pressed charges as revenge for his asking her to bring another man into their sexual affair. He described the recorded conversation of hers with the police on the night of the incident "an Academy Award performance".[11] After tests proved that the bite marks were his, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery charges, while the sodomy charge was dropped.[10][15] Albert was given a 12-month suspended sentence,[16] and that charge was dropped after a year.[17]
[edit]Ousted from NBC
Consequently, NBC – for whom Albert worked for over 20 years – fired him shortly before the 1997-98 NBA season began on The NBA on NBC. Bob Costas took over for Albert on the basketball side in the 1997–98 season before stepping down after the 2000 NBA Finals for Albert's return. In addition, Tom Hammond spelled his football duties. It is also revealed on a Simpsons DVD commentary that he was to appear in the episode "Bart Star" but, due to the scandal, was replaced by Roy Firestone.
[edit]Return to NBC
NBC brought Albert back less than two years later, and he was the network's main play-by-play man for the 2000–01 and 2001–02 NBA seasons, including the finals. NBC lost the rights to the NBA to ABC following the 2001–02 season.

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