Steve Albert has enjoyed being involved in sportscasting for over four decades. But as the old saying goes, all good things come to an end.
The television voice of the Phoenix Suns, and the younger brother of popular play-by-play man Marv Albert, has announced he’s retiring from broadcasting. Albert’s decision to move on, brings to a close his five year run with the Suns, and puts the team in the market for a new voice for their games next season on Fox Sports Arizona.
“After 45 years in sportscasting, including the past five years as television play-by-play announcer for the Phoenix Suns, I have decided to step away from the business,” Albert said in a statement. “By doing this now while I’m relatively young and healthy, it gives me the time to pursue other interests and do things with family and friends that wouldn’t ordinarily be possible when you have an 82-game schedule that includes so much traveling and unusual hours. This was not a particularly easy decision because I still enjoy calling the games, the creativity involved with that, and the camaraderie. The major factor was the travel lifestyle.”
Albert joined the Suns as their play-by-play voice on television in 2012 after previously working for the New Jersey Nets, Golden State Warriors, and New Orleans Hornets. His contributions as an announcer for numerous high profile boxing matches earned him induction into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 2007.