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Anderson expected to replace Albert for conference finals on TNT


Play-by-play man Brian Anderson is expected to replace Marv Albert for TNT's broadcasts of NBA conference finals games this season, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post.

Albert, 79, is typically the No. 1 play-by-play man for such games on TNT, but is not in the Orlando bubble to protect his health.

Meanwhile, Kevin Harlan and Ian Eagle, two other key callers of NBA games on TNT, "both have CBS NFL duties that supersede at this time of year," Marchand reported.

Anderson is expected to be joined by Reggie Miller and Chris Webber, TNT's most frequently used in-game analysts

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Anderson, 49, is a play-by-play announcer for Turner Sports’ coverage of multiple sports, highlighted by the MLB on TBS. He has also been a voice for the NBA on TNT Tuesday Night, as well as the NBA playoffs. Along with that, he has been the play-by-play man for NCAA Tournament coverage on TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV;, along with special events, including The Match: Champions for Charity.

For now, Albert is expected to remain TNT's No. 1 NBA play-by-play man moving forward, per Marchand.

All NBA second-round playoff games on the Disney campus will have tipped off by Thursday evening.