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Signing off: Marv Albert to leave MSG

FOXSports.com

 

Despite a 1998 hiatus, Marv Albert has been the regular television or radio voice of the New York Knicks and or New York Rangers since 1967. The 63-year-old broadcasting legend is ending his association with Madison Square Garden and its cable broadcast outlet.

 

In a story that was first reported by New York radio talkshow host Mike Francesa, and later by newspapers such as the New York Post, Albert's departure has been described as "amicable" and will be official when his contract expires this summer.

As a story in the Wednesday Post points out, Albert had been earning roughly $ 2 million per season from MSG and was ? by a wide margin ? its highest-paid employee. And he was apparently negotiating a five-year contract extension when talks broke off.

 

And The Post, citing unnamed sources close to the situation reported Garden CEO James Dolan as feeling that Albert should be more of a cheerleader for the home teams.

 

"It was time to go in a different direction; it's that simple," Albert last night told The Post from Los Angeles, home of the Lakers and from where, he said, he's vacationing.

 

But Albert is rumored to be interested in a play-by-play broadcast position with the Lakers.

 

Albert has already contacted the YES Network, which televises New Jersey Nets games, about its play-by-play position. However, that job is currently held by Ian Eagle.

 

http://www.foxsports.com/content/view?contentId=2493382

 

I personally hope not, but it would give instant credibility to either team.

 

If the Heat/Sunshine Network do hire him, they could move Reid into the radio booth and might have to let Inglis go or use him in another capacity.

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Signing off: Marv Albert to leave MSG

FOXSports.com

 

Despite a 1998 hiatus, Marv Albert has been the regular television or radio voice of the New York Knicks and or New York Rangers since 1967. The 63-year-old broadcasting legend is ending his association with Madison Square Garden and its cable broadcast outlet.

 

In a story that was first reported by New York radio talkshow host Mike Francesa, and later by newspapers such as the New York Post, Albert's departure has been described as "amicable" and will be official when his contract expires this summer.

As a story in the Wednesday Post points out, Albert had been earning roughly $ 2 million per season from MSG and was ? by a wide margin ? its highest-paid employee. And he was apparently negotiating a five-year contract extension when talks broke off.

 

And The Post, citing unnamed sources close to the situation reported Garden CEO James Dolan as feeling that Albert should be more of a cheerleader for the home teams.

 

"It was time to go in a different direction; it's that simple," Albert last night told The Post from Los Angeles, home of the Lakers and from where, he said, he's vacationing.

 

But Albert is rumored to be interested in a play-by-play broadcast position with the Lakers.

 

Albert has already contacted the YES Network, which televises New Jersey Nets games, about its play-by-play position. However, that job is currently held by Ian Eagle.

 

http://www.foxsports.com/content/view?contentId=2493382

 

I personally hope not, but it would give instant credibility to either team.

 

If the Heat/Sunshine Network do hire him, they could move Reid into the radio booth and might have to let Inglis go or use him in another capacity. :lol

 

Can't afford him.I see him heading to ABC.Plus there no need to move Reid anywhere.

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From todays Herald:

Heat to keep Reid

 

The Heat said Wednesday it will sign TV announcer Eric Reid to a new contract and has no interest in Marv Albert, who left Madison Square Garden Network this week after 35 years as the voice of the Knicks. Newsday reported Albert was ''checking out inquiries from the Heat,'' but Miami denied hearing from his representative.

 

-- BARRY JACKSON

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From todays Herald:

Heat to keep Reid

 

The Heat said Wednesday it will sign TV announcer Eric Reid to a new contract and has no interest in Marv Albert, who left Madison Square Garden Network this week after 35 years as the voice of the Knicks. Newsday reported Albert was ''checking out inquiries from the Heat,'' but Miami denied hearing from his representative.

 

-- BARRY JACKSON

 

thanks for putting that rumor to bed. Now the Panthers must stay away.

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