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Marv Albert cuts Nets
Marv Albert has cut his Nets workload in half this season. Why? I wrote an item in my Friday newspaper column about that. Here it is:
Marv Albert did not know the Nets would be this bad — historically so, at 0-15 to start the season.
But as it has turned out, he hasn’t missed much in cutting back his schedule for YES, from 50 games to 25, with Ian Eagle picking up the slack.
So why did he do it? “Just to have more time,’’ he said. “I am never home.’’
Albert, 68, considered giving up the Nets and doing only the NBA on TNT and NFL on Westwood One radio. “But aside from the fact I enjoy it, it helps me,’’ he said. “I don’t like to work once a week.’’
This time of year, Albert doesn’t see much of his homes in Manhattan and Miami Beach. On Monday, he called Titans-Texans in Houston. Thursday night, it was Bulls-Jazz in Salt Lake City.
Friday night and Sunday, he will be with the Nets in Sacramento and Los Angeles, then will work Celtics-Spurs in San Antonio Thursday, all without seeing the East Coast.
A full slate of Nets games would make it even more difficult.
“The travel is just crazy,’’ he said. “The last five or six years, it was just too much.’’