Big day yesterday for Nets announcers. Marv Albert has been calling Nets games since 2005, but has called his last one for a while as he moves into a contract to call NFL games for CBS. Albert will still call NBA on TNT, as well as the NCAA Tournament, but will no longer have the time to consistently focus on New Jersey.
Another interesting side note: one of Albert’s former partners in the New Jersey Booth is former player Mark Jackson, who was hired yesterday to be the Golden State Warriors coach. Jackson has been calling playoff and primetime games these past few years for ABC and ESPN, but starting next year will be on the sidelines. From an NBA standpoint, that might mean Monta Ellis is more available than ever – Jackson is a big fan of Stephen Curry.
Hey, the Nets still have Ian Eagle. Fine with me.
Late edit: Apparently, the rumors are already starting: Ric Bucher reports that the Warriors are trying to deal Ellis to the Sixers for forward Andre Iguodala. Jackson’s a quick worker.