Posts Tagged "Marv Albert"


Last night marked the first time NBA play-by-play man Marv Albert called a game in his home borough of Brooklyn. Grantland’s Bryan Curtis writes about why this is such a big deal.

Read: Marv Albert’s Brooklyn - Grantland


An Announcing Dream Team

If I were building a dream team from today’s crop, for a sporting event to be named later, it would look something like this: Marv Albert running play-by-play next to Cris Collinsworth and Mary Carillo, while Suzy Kolber works the sideline. Charles Barkley would be in the studio with Keith Olbermann and John McEnroe, and, because they’ll need it, Costas stays, as referee.

- Following two recent pieces on sports broadcasters - David Remnick on Howard Cosell and Kelefa Sanneh on Jon Gruden - Rieves Wiederman explores what makes a good sports broadcaster, and creates an announcing dream team:

Marv Albert headed to CBS? - NYDailynews →

Industry sources say Albert, TNT's voice of the NBA, is talking to CBS about joining the network to work both NFL football and college basketball.

Albert would be adding those gigs to his TNT play-by-play work.