Al Albert, in his seventh season as the Pacers’ television play-by-play announcer for both WB4 and FSN Midwest, brings an extensive basketball and broadcast background to Indianapolis.
For 18 years, Albert was the voice of the Denver Nuggets, dating back to the days of the American Basketball Association. Albert also called the “NBA Game of the Week” for USA Network.
The prime play-by-play announcer for USA Network, besides his NBA duties, Albert was the blow-by-blow boxing announcer for the popular “Tuesday Night Fights”, as well as hockey play-by-play man for the NHL “Game of the Week”. In addition, he called Major League Baseball along with Big East and SEC basketball on USA.
Albert also served as television sports anchor on WNBC in New York and voice of the New York Nets and New York Islanders.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Albert is a graduate of Ohio University, where he was the goalie of both the varsity hockey and lacrosse teams. Invited to the New York Rangers training camp, Albert played one season for the Toledo Blades of the International Hockey League before embarking on his broadcasting career.