NEW YORK (AP) Veteran announcer Marv Albert has agreed to a multiyear contract extension with TNT to call NBA games.
Albert will no longer work the NCAA Tournament under the new deal announced Tuesday. Turner Sports' NBA broadcasters have been part of the college basketball postseason during the company's partnership with CBS. But Albert says four games a day in the early rounds was too much strain on his voice, forcing him to take off some NBA telecasts to recover.
Albert will call this weekend's NBA All-Star Game in Toronto, his 21st year providing commentary for the event. He'll continue to work regular-season and playoff games for the network.
The Hall of Fame broadcaster has been associated with the NBA for nearly 50 years.
Turner Sports executive Craig Barry calls Albert a ''legendary broadcaster'' and ''a true icon in the industry.''
Albert is in his 18th season as a play-by-play commentator for TNT. He has won five national Sports Emmy Awards and was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame last year.