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Marv Albert

The legendary Marv Albert was named play-by-play announcer for New Jersey Nets basketball on the YES Network in February of 2005. Considered by many to be the greatest sports announcer of his generation, he brings to YES more than 30 years of sports broadcast experience, having called 12 NBA Finals, eight Super Bowls (nationally for Westwood One Radio) and six NHL Stanley Cup Finals, as well as the acclaim of fans and critics alike. Albert has also been the lead voice of the NBA on TNT for more than a decade.

Albert also previously served as the play-by-play announcer for the New York Knicks and New York Rangers on Madison Square Garden Network for over 30 years. In addition, he worked for NBC Sports for over 20 years, where he was the primary play-by-play voice for the NBA on NBC and also handled NFL play-by-play duties. In addition, he announced college basketball, boxing and NHL All-Star games for the network and hosted its Major League Baseball studio and pre-game shows.

Prior to joining NBC, Albert spent four years as the radio voice of the New York Giants football on WNEW-AM in New York and 13 years as the sports anchor for WNBC-TV in New York.

Albertís awards include five national sports Emmy Awards and four New York Emmy Awards, six CableACE Awards, and in 1997 he was awarded the Curt Gowdy Media Award by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors given to sports journalists. He has also been named New York State Sportscaster of the Year an unprecedented 20 times. While at YES, Albert won a New York Emmy Award in 2008 in the On-Camera Talent: Sports Play-by-Play category and has received six New York Emmy nominations.

Known for his signature "YES!!!" catchphrase, Albert is the backbone of the first family of sports broadcasting. His brother Al is a long-time play-by-play announcer, having called Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets games, and his brother Steve is the voice for Showtime Championship Boxing. Marvís son Kenny is the voice for New York Rangers on WFAN SportsRadio, as well as a play-by-play announcer for the NFL and MLB on FOX.

Albert attended the prestigious Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University from 1960 to 1963, and graduated from New York University in 1965.

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