Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications is the top communications school in the country, and one of its prominent alums has called it a career. Longtime broadcaster Marv Albert called his last game on Sunday, when the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Atlanta Hawks in game six of the Eastern Conference Finals to eliminate the Hawks and advance to the NBA Finals.
“I’ve been very fortunate,” Albert said via NBA.com. “I had several errors early. And then in recent years, also, you got to be a little lucky.”
Albert attended Syracuse University from 1960 to 1963. In 1962, he was the play by play voice of the Syracuse Chiefs, a minor league baseball team. While Albert has called all four major sports, he is most well known for his work as an NBA broadcaster.
The Syracuse alum got his start in the NBA filling in for longtime New York Knicks play by play man Marty Glickman in 1963. From 1967 to 2004, Albert was the voice of the Knicks on radio and television.