Marv Albert Biography
Marv Albert is an American retired sportscaster. Before his retirement, he worked for Turner Sports as the lead announcer for NBA games on TNT. He retired in 2021 at the end of the 2020-21 season. Marv was best known as “the voice of the New York Knicks”. He was honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Throughout his career, he has also called for other sports including; American football, ice hockey, horse racing, boxing, and tennis. He has called for nine NBA Finals, seven Stanley Cup Finals, and eight Super Bowls. In addition, he called the Wimbledon Tennis Championships for TNT.
Marv Albert Age
Marv was born on June 12, 1941, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. The legendary sportscaster is 80 years old as of 2021.
Marv Albert Height
Albert stands at an estimated height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 meters). He is of average body size. There is no further details about his body measurements.
Marv Albert Family | Brother
Albert was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City. His parents are Max Aufrichtig and Alida Aufrichtig. He was born into a Jewish family. His family owned a grocery store called Aufrichtig on Brighton Beach Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets. He has two brothers; Al Albert and Steve Albert who are also play-by-play sports commentators.
Marv Albert Wife
Marv has been married twice. His marriage was to Benita Oberlander. The two got married in 1965 and finalized their marriage in 1992. Their marriage was blessed with four children Kenny Albert, Denise Albert, Brian Albert, Jackie Albert. His second marriage is to Heather Faulkner. They got married in 1998.
Marv Albert Son
Albert’s son followed his steps and became a sportscaster. He currently calls play-by-play for all four major professional sports leagues in both the United States and Canada.
Marv Albert Education
Albert went to Abraham Lincoln High School. He later enrolled at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. While at Syracuse, he served as the voice of the AAA Syracuse Chiefs. Albert later joined New York University and graduated in 1965.
Marv Albert Career
Albert started his career as a ball boy for the New York Knicks. He got his first job as a broadcaster on January 27, 1963, on WCBS Radio. He announced for the New York Knicks on radio and television for 37 years from 1967 to 2004. In 1990, he joined NBC as the lead play-by-play broadcaster for NBA. His position was taken over by Bob Costas after his sexual assault case.
He resumed his position after undergoing therapy in 2000. He called the 2002 NBA Finals in the 2000–2001 season. In 1999, he joined TNT but still continued to serve as NBA’s lead play-by-play announcer. After a limo accident, Bob Costas had to fill in for Albert in the 2002 NBA Playoffs. After feeling better, Albert called for Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings.
Mar was the lead play-by-play man for the New Jersey Nets franchise. In 2005, he started calling their games on the YES Network. Albert left YES Network in 2011 and joined CBS Sports for NFL and NCAA tournament coverage. In 1988, Albert hosted Dazzling Dunks and Basketball Bloopers VHS tape by NBA Entertainment. Albert also hosts a basketball show on NBS and YES.
He has previously announced play-by-play for the NBA Live video-game series from EA Sports. He announced NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship games from 2011-2015. Aside from basketball, Albert called games for the New York Rangers. He left after the 1994-95 season. Marv also called radio broadcasts of New York Giants from 1973 to 1976. He was the lead play-by-play voice of the Westwood One radio network’s NFL coverage.
Albert joined CBS Sports in June 2011 to call play-by-play for The NFL on CBS but stepped down on May 29, 2014. During his time on NBC, he announced for the NFL, college basketball, horse racing, boxing, NHL All-Star Games, and Major League Baseball. Albert has made 53 guest appearances on David Leterman’s late-night talk show for CBC and NBC.
Throughout his career, he has received multiple awards including; 6 Cable ACE Award, Curt Gowdy Media Award, American Sportscasters Association Sportscaster of the Year, Emmy Award, Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame, and 20 New York State Sportscaster of the Year.
Marv Albert Sexual Assault Case
In 1997, Albert was accused by 42-year-old Vanessa Perhach of sexually assaulting her. During his trial, another woman Patricia Masden gave her testimony that he had also sexually assaulted her on two accounts in 1993 and 1994. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery charges. He was given a 12-month suspended sentence and went to therapy.
Marv Albert Retirement
Reports about Marv’s retirement were announced on May 15, 2021. Albert retired at the end of the 2020-21 season. Before officially retiring, the last game he called was game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals, between the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks.
Marv Albert Salary
The retired sports commentator earned an annual salary of $2 million. He was referred to as one of the best sports commentators and as “the voice of basketball”. It was evident that he earned such a decent salary.
Marv Albert Net Worth
Albert has managed to create an estimated net worth of $25 million throughout his long successful career as a sports commentator.