Marv Albert Inducted in 1996

Contributor Inducted in 1996
Marv Albert Marv Albert, Inducted into the NYC Hall of Fame in 1996
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Marv Albert a  Brooklyn native, attended Abraham Lincoln High School. He later attended Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications from 1960-1963. In 1962, he served as the voice of the AAA Syracuse Chiefs.He graduated from New York University in 1965.

After getting his start by being a ball boy for the New York Knicks, Albert worked his first Knicks game as a broadcaster on January 27, 1963, on WCBS Radio. He was filling in for his mentor, Marty Glickman, who was away in Europe. The game was against the Celtics at the Boston Garden. Beginning in 1967 and lasting 37 years, Albert served as the voice of the New York Knicks on radio and television before being let go by James L. Dolan, the chairman of the MSG Network and Cablevision, after Albert criticized the team's poor play on-air in 2004.

Albert is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, he was commonly referred to as "the voice of basketball". He was also known as "the voice of the New York Knicks". Albert worked for Turner Sports as the lead announcer for NBA games on TNT.