Turner Sports re-signs Marv Albert

Basketball Hall of Fame announcer Marv Albert has re-signed
with Turner Sports as their lead play-by-play voice on their TNT telecasts
through the 2015-16 NBA season, coinciding with the network’s current NBA
television agreement. Albert will continue to work one of TNT’s two
weekly, exclusive Thursday night games, the NBA All-Star Game and Conference
Finals games. In addition, beginning with the start of the 2008-09 NBA season
Albert will call additional games on NBA TV, as part of Turner’s recently
announced partnership with the NBA.

“Marv’s is a legendary voice in sports broadcasting and
synonymous with NBA basketball, and we’re very pleased to continue our
relationship with him,” said David Levy, president, Turner Sports & Turner
Broadcasting Sales Inc. “Fans have identified TNT as a home for NBA
coverage for 23 years, and we are happy that Marv will continue to be a
signature voice for TNT, as well as extend his talents to NBA TV.”

“I’m thrilled to be calling NBA action on TNT for eight
more years,” said Albert. “I have enjoyed a terrific relationship
with them since 1999 and I look forward to continuing to call their marquee NBA
regular season and postseason events, as well as being a part of the growth of

Albert, who will call the 2008 NBA All-Star Game on TNT on
Sunday, Feb. 17, joined Turner in April 1999 and has handled play-by-play for
TNT’s Wimbledon coverage as well as basketball coverage at the 2001 Goodwill
Games in
Brisbane, Australia.

He has called nine NBA Finals series on NBC and twelve
overall, calling three NBA Finals for Madison Square Garden (MSG) radio, and
currently serves as the play-by-play voice of the New Jersey Nets regionally on
YES Network. Albert has been the radio play-by-play voice of Monday Night
Football for Westwood One since 2002. He worked for NBC Sports from
1977-1997, serving as the primary play-by-play voice for the NBA, college
basketball, boxing, NFL football, NHL All-Star games and baseball studio and
pre-game shows, and he rejoined NBC in 2000 for NBA coverage. He has served as
the voice of the NY Knicks on MSG Network for the past 32 years, as well as
radio voice of the NY Rangers for 27 years.

A 20-time “New York State Sportscaster of the Year,” he has
also won six CableAce Awards as “Outstanding Play-by-Play Announcer” and was
awarded the “Curt Gowdy Media Award” in 1997 by the Naismith Memorial
Basketball Hall of Fame. Albert is also a frequent guest on The Late Show with
David Letterman.

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