Report: TNT broadcaster Marv Albert to retire after NBA playoffs

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Legendary broadcaster Marv Albert is retiring at the conclusion of the NBA playoffs, according to a news report.

Albert plans to end his career once TNT has finished broadcasting games for the 2021 playoffs, the New York Post reported.

Albert, who turns 80 in June, has been calling games for almost six decade and became "the voice of the Knicks" in 1967 as the team's regular play-by-play announcer on television and radio.

He left that role after the 2004 season and has served as TNT's lead NBA play-by-play announcer since 1999.

Ablert was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame in 2014. In 1997, he was given the "Curt Gowdy Media Award" by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

With stops at Turner Sports, NBC Sports, MSG Networks, CBS Sports and Westwood One, Alberts' talent went beyond calling professional and college basketball, calling the NFL, NHL, Wimbledon, horse racing and boxing.

The New York Post also reported Saturday that Albert's retirement is unrelated to his partner Chris Webber's recent departure from TNT.

Contact Analis Bailey at aabailey@usatoday.com or on Twitter @analisbailey.

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