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Encyclopedia > Marv Albert
Marv Albert
Born June 12, 1940 (1940-06-12) (age 67)
Brooklyn, New York
Occupation Sportscaster
Spouse Heather Faulkiner
Children Kenny, Brian, Denise and Jackie

Marv Albert (born Marvin Philip Aufrichtig on June 12, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television and radio sportscaster, honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and is commonly referred to as "the voice of basketball." From 1967 to 2004, he was also known as "the voice of the New York Knicks". In 2006, he was inducted into the Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame. is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... American Sportscasters A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... This article is about television in the United States, specifically its history, art, business and government regulation. ... American Sportscasters A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... Basketball Hall of Fame Logo The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame was created in 2000 by the Nassau County Sports Commission to honor elite athletes with roots to Nassau County, NY. http://www. ...

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Broadcasting career

National Basketball Association

For over 30 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. The 1967-68 NBA Season was the 22nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Ball Boy is a comic strip in the UK comic The Beano and also the name of the main character. ... Martin Marty Glickman (August 14, 1917 - January 3, 2001), was an American track and field athlete and sports announcer, born in The Bronx, New York. ... The Madison Square Garden Network, now shortened to simply MSG, is a regional cable television and radio network serving the New York City area. ... For other uses, see Cablevision (disambiguation). ... The 2003-04 NBA season is the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


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 had 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. 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 to be overly critical comments about their team in spite of their losing record. Albert also called Wimbledon tennis coverage with Jim Courier and Mary Carillo for TNT. Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... The NBA on TNT, known since October 2002 as TNT NBA Thursday, is a weekly broadcast of National Basketball Association games on Turner Network Television. ... The 1999-2000 NBA season was the 54th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ... The NBA on NBC was a weekly presentation of National Basketball Association games on the National Broadcasting Company television network from 1990 to 2002. ... The NBA on NBC was a weekly presentation of National Basketball Association games on the National Broadcasting Company television network from 1990 to 2002. ... The 2001-02 NBA season is the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. ... James Spencer Jim Courier, Jr. ... Mary Carillo (born March 15, 1957 in Queens, New York) is an American writer, sports commentator, and former tennis player. ...


New Jersey Nets

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 legend and NBA veteran, Mark Jackson. 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. The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... ‹ The template below (Taginfo) is being considered for deletion. ... The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES) Network is a New York City regional cable TV channel dedicated to broadcasting baseball games of the New York Yankees, and basketball games of the New Jersey Nets. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Mark A. Jackson (born April 1, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York) is a 6 3 former professional basketball player who played point guard for the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, and Houston Rockets in the NBA in a career spanning from... NBA TV is a television network that is dedicated to showcasing the sport of basketball in the United States. ...


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. The 1965-66 NHL season was the 49th season of the National Hockey League. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The 1993-94 NHL season was the 77th regular season of the National Hockey League. ...


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." In basketball, his most famous call is the world renowned "Yesssss!"


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. Howie Rose (born 1954) is an American sportscaster with the New York Mets and the New York Islanders for WFAN and Fox Sports New York. ... Mike Doc Emrick (born August 1, 1946 in La Fontaine, Indiana) is an American sportscaster. ... John Kelly is a hockey play-by-play broadcast announcer. ... Al Albert was the color commentator on the USA Networks Tuesday Night Fights show which went off the air in 1994. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... Stephane Matteau (b. ...


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. The 1994-95 NHL season was the 78th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, New York, a hamlet located on Long Island. ... Kenny Albert (born in 1968), son of sportscasting legend Marv Albert, is a sportscaster in his own right. ...


Monday Night Football

He is also the lead play-by-play voice of the Westwood One radio network's National Football League coverage, calling Monday Night Football as well as numerous playoff games and every Super Bowl since 2002. Albert previously did NFL play-by-play for NBC from 1979 to 1997. Westwood One, Inc. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... The National Football League (NFL) playoffs is a single-elimination tournament held at the end of the 16-game regular season to determine the NFL champion. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... The 2002 NFL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1979 NFL season was the 60th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1997 NFL season was the 78th regular season of the National Football League. ...

See also: NFL on Westwood One and NFL on NBC

The rights to all NFL games on the radio is currently owned by Westwood One, which co-produces the radiocast with CBS Radio. ... The NFL on NBC was the brand given to NBC Sports coverage of National Football League games until 1998, when NBC lost the NFL American Football Conference rights to CBS. NFL coverage will return to NBC for the 2006 season under the title NBC Sunday Night Football [1]. // Background The...

Championships

Counting Super Bowl XLI, Marv has called the play-by-play of five Super Bowls, twelve NBA Finals and seven Stanley Cup Finals. He has also called the Wimbledon Tennis Championships for TNT. Date February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Colts Favorite Colts by 7, over/under line 49. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... Image:Stanleycuptrophy. ... The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as Wimbledon, is the oldest major championship in tennis and is widely considered to be the most prestigious. ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ...


Popularity

Marv has gained credibility and popularity among younger television viewers during his many guest appearances on David Letterman's late night talk shows. 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." David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) is an award-winning American comedian, late night talk show host, television producer, philanthropist, and IRL IndyCar Series car owner. ...


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". See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 other events of 1992 list of years in music 1990s in music // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... Amused to Death is a solo album by former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... Natural gas drilling rig A drilling rig or oil rig is a structure housing equipment used to drill for and extract oil or natural gas from underground reservoirs. ...


Family

When Marv Albert moved to the suburbs, he missed the city game of stoop ball so much that he once had a stoop constructed at his house.[1] To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


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. Kenny Albert (born in 1968), son of sportscasting legend Marv Albert, is a sportscaster in his own right. ... Major League Baseball on FOX is the de facto brand name for a weekly presentation of Major League Baseball games on the Fox television network. ... NFL on FOX is the brand name of the Fox Broadcasting Companys coverage of the National Football Leagues National Football Conference games, produced by Fox Sports. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ... This category is being considered for deletion or renaming in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... NBA TV is a television network that is dedicated to showcasing the sport of basketball in the United States. ...


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, and New York Mets. 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 the Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets. The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... ‹ The template below (Taginfo) is being considered for deletion. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, New York, a hamlet located on Long Island. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles... Evander Holyfield (born October 19, 1962 in Atmore, Alabama) is a professional boxer from the United States and a multiple-time world champion in both the Cruiserweight and Heavyweight divisions. ... Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is a former American world heavyweight boxing champion and is the youngest man to have won a world heavyweight title. ... Al Albert was the color commentator on the USA Networks Tuesday Night Fights show which went off the air in 1994. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ...


Sexual assault charges

Albert became the focus of a media frenzy in 1997, when he went on trial for felony charges of forcible sodomy, which involved the alleged repeated biting of a female sex partner. A 42-year-old woman (who had had a 10-year sexual relationship with him, including phone sex, threesomes, and wearing women's underwear while having sex[2]) accused Albert of throwing her on a bed in a Virginia hotel, biting her on the back 15 times, sodomizing her, and forcing her to perform oral sex on him. Albert charged that the woman was seeking revenge as he was ending their relationship to marry another woman. After DNA tests proved that the bite marks were his, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery charges, while the sodomy charge was dropped.[3][4] Albert was given a 12-month suspended sentence and ordered to continue undergoing counseling.[5] Describing the behaviour of the mass media when given a particularly controversial item of news. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... François Elluin, Sodomites provoking the wrath of God, from Le pot pourri de Loth (1781). ... An intimate relationship is a particularly close interpersonal relationship. ... Phone sex refers to sexually explicit conversation between two or more persons via telephone, especially when at least one of the participants masturbates or engages in sexual fantasy. ... Oral sex consists of all sexual activities that involve the use of the mouth, which may include use of the tongue, teeth, and throat, to stimulate genitalia. ... Assault and battery is the combination of two violent crimes: assault (the threat of violence) and battery (actual physical violence). ... A suspended sentence is a legal construct. ...


Ousted from NBC

Consequently, NBC — for whom Albert worked for over 20 years — fired him shortly after he did play-by-play for the 1997 NBA Finals on The NBA on NBC. Bob Costas took over for Albert on the basketball side in the 1997-1998 season before stepping down after the 2000 NBA Finals. NBC Sports logo NBC Sports is a division of NBC, responsible for the televising of many sports events on the network. ... The 1997 NBA Finals was the concluding series of the 1997 NBA Playoffs that determined the champion of the 1996–97 NBA season. ... The NBA on NBC was a weekly presentation of National Basketball Association games on the National Broadcasting Company television network from 1990 to 2002. ... Robert Quinlan Costas (born March 22, 1952) is an American sportscaster, on the air for the NBC network since the early 1980s. ... The 1997-98 NBA season was the 52nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... Retirement is the point where a person stops employment. ... The 2000 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1999-2000 National Basketball Association season. ...


Non-NBA-related NBC duties

Other NBC Sports duties that Albert held were play-by-play announcing for the NFL, college basketball, boxing, NHL All-Star Games, and hosting Major League Baseball studio and pre-game shows. He also spent 13 years as the sports director of the network's flagship station, WNBC-TV. NBC Sports logo NBC Sports is a division of NBC, responsible for the televising of many sports events on the network. ... The NFL on NBC was the brand given to NBC Sports coverage of National Football League games until 1998, when NBC lost the NFL American Football Conference rights to CBS. NFL coverage will return to NBC for the 2006 season under the title NBC Sunday Night Football [1]. // Background The... College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Domínguez (left, throwing a left uppercut) versus Rafael Ortiz Boxing, also referred to as pugilism is a combat sport in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with their fists in a series of one to three-minute intervals called rounds. ... This category is being considered for deletion or renaming in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... The National Hockey League All-Star Game (French: Match des Étoiles de la Ligue Nationale de Hockey) is an exhibition hockey game that marks the midway point of the National Hockey Leagues regular season, with many of the leagues star players playing against each other. ... An NBC Sports camera capturing the action at Dodger Stadium. ... WNBC-TV, NBC4 is the flagship TV station of the NBC television network, with studios located in Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. ...


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 respectively, including the Finals. NBC lost the rights to the NBA to ABC following the 2001-02 season. The 2000-01 NBA season was the 55th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2001-02 NBA season is the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The NBA on ABC is a TV show that telecasts NBA games on ABC Sports since Christmas Day 2002. ...


Quotations, calls and utterances

  • (Player) is on fire
  • Yes! And the foul!
  • Turns, fades, fires.....kaboom!
  • He's in the paint!
  • From downtown! (when a player hits a three-pointer)
  • He is on fire!
  • (Team) are showing signs! (When a team begins a run or comeback)
  • A rainbow!
  • <player> with the step! (when a player drives past his defender)
  • Certainly not what <name of coach> had in mind!
  • Rejected by (player) !
  • BLOCKED from behind!
  • Serving Up A Facial! (when a player throws a slam dunk in the face of another player)
  • He scores!
  • That's some tenacious D! (This inspired the name for Jack Black's and Kyle Gass' band Tenacious D)
  • Let's see that again!
  • Kick save and a beauty! (First used by Fred Cusick)
  • Oh! A spec-tacular move by Michael Jordan! (Reacting to the classic Jordan "changing hands in mid-air" layup during the 1991 NBA Finals)
  • (Coach/Team) wants to talk it over! (after a time out is called)
  • (Team) hearing it from the crowd! (can be said positively or negatively)
  • A very impressive stat line for <name of player>.
  • And You Know He'd Like To Have That One Back.
  • Seven and two tenths seconds...remaining...in the fourth... (when referring to the time left, Marv always says it this way, instead of saying "seven 'point' two seconds")
  • Time running out, throws up a prayer, it's good!!
  • And the money shot!
  • <player>, For the win! Yes!
  • <player>, He's been off.
  • <player>, AGAIN!
  • <player> putting the move on <player>
  • "<player> puts the speed on
  • "<player> is able to hit (when player makes a basket)
  • "<player> has found the touch (when player makes several shoots in sequence)
  • "It counts! And the foul!"
  • "<player>Suffering from flu-like symptoms (when describing a player as ill)"
  • "We are now in Extensive Garbauje time"
  • "What a shot!"
  • "(Player) is called for steps." (referring to a player being called for traveling)
  • "The Tsar of the Telestrator" (mocking nickname for NBA partner Mike Fratello).
  • "The Mustard is off the hotdog" (in NBA JAM when a player had the ball stolen off them)

Some of the above were included in the video game NBA JAM and the NBA Live series. "Oh a facial served up on (player)" Jack Black (born Thomas Jack Black, Jr. ... Kyle Richard Gass (born July 14, 1960)[1] is an American actor and a member of the bands Tenacious D (along with Jack Black) and Trainwreck. ... Tenacious D, or The D as they are known by their fans,[1] is an American rock band duo composed of musician/actors Kyle Gass and Jack Black. ... Fred Cusick was the longtime TV play-by-play broadcaster for the Boston Bruins, from 1971 to 1995. ... The 1991 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1990-1991 NBA season. ... Time-out can mean: sport time-out, a break in play that may be called by a side to formulate strategy or respond to an players injury. ... Mike Fratello (born February 24, 1947 in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States) is a professional basketball coach. ... NBA Jam is a basketball arcade game created by Midway in 1993. ... NBA Jam is a basketball arcade game created by Midway in 1993. ... NBA Live 2000 is regarded as one of the best in the series The NBA Live series of basketball games, published by EA Sports, is one of the leading National Basketball Association simulations on the market currently. ...


See Also

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References

External links

Preceded by
Dick Stockton
Play-by-Play announcer, NBA Finals
1990-1997
Succeeded by
Bob Costas
Preceded by
Bob Costas
Play-by-Play announcer, NBA Finals
2001-2002
Succeeded by
Brad Nessler
Preceded by
Howard David
Monday Night Football national radio play-by-play announcer
2002-Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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Marv Albert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (741 words)
Marv Albert (born Marvin Philip Aufrichtig on June 12, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York) is a television and radio sportscaster, honored for his work as a member in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Al Albert is the play-by-play announcer for the Indiana Pacers.
Albert became the focus of a media frenzy in 1997, when he went on trial for felony charges of forcible sodomy, which involved the alleged repeated biting of a female sex partner.
Marv Albert - definition of Marv Albert in Encyclopedia (190 words)
Marv Albert (born June 12, 1941) is an American television and radio sportscaster, honored for his work as a member in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
For over thirty years, Albert was the voice of the New York Knicks on radio and television before being let go by the chairman of the MSG Network and Cablevision after Albert criticized the Knicks poor play on-air in 2004.
Marv's son, Kenny, is also a sports commentator, as he calls baseball and American football for Fox and is NBC's commentator for women's ice hockey at the Winter Olympics.
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