The end of an era is coming soon.
On Saturday, The New York Post reported that Marv Albert will be retiring at the conclusion of the NBA playoffs. The soon-to-be 80-year-old has been calling professional games for nearly 60 years.
Via NY Post:
“Sources said TNT, where Albert has been the lead play-by-player for more than two decades, recently began contacting NBA personnel to pay tribute to Albert during the playoffs.
TNT and Albert are expected to formally announce his retirement plans soon.”
It was just reported this past Thursday that his partner Chris Webber and TNT had agreed Webber would not call the playoffs after it became apparent the former star forward would not be offered a contract for next year.
The report says Albert’s retirement and Webber’s departure are unrelated.