If you’ve heard a voice calling sporting events this spring, there’s a very good chance it belongs to a member of the Albert family.
Usually, that would be the case regardless, as Marv Albert is well known as the voice of the NBA Playoffs on TNT. That family presence is felt even more this year, with the bump up in work for his son, Kenny, who is calling the Western Conference Final for NBCSN. Of course, that’s not all.
Save for Game 1 in Montreal, Kenny Albert has called the entire Eastern Conference Final as well. That’s part of his job as the voice of the New York Rangers for ESPN Radio in New York. Considering those games are taking place in New York, Montreal, Chicago, and Los Angeles and Albert is racking up the frequent flyer miles and then some. Oh, and throw in some baseball for Fox Sports 1 while you’re at it, he’s working a bit.
Neil Best broke down some of the travel and great work that Kenny’s been doing. He’ll work every day through at least Thursday, with the Kings and Blackhawks playing tonight and the Rangers and Canadiens playing tomorrow. Albert is also slated to work Pirates/Dodgers for Fox this Saturday, meaning he’ll have spent two consecutive Saturday nights in broadcast primetime. To his credit, it hasn’t sounded once like he’s missed a beat, and there certainly were plenty of opportunities for him to do so.