Philadelphia 76ers longtime broadcaster Marc Zumoff announced his retirement from broadcasting on Tuesday after an incredible 27-year run as the team’s television play-by-play announcer.
Throughout his career, Zumoff, 65, called more than 2,100 76ers games across the regular season and playoffs.
During his nearly 30 years in the chair, Zumoff served as the voice behind the careers of several 76er stars, from current General Manager Elton Brand, Andre Iguodala, and Hall of Famer Allen Iverson to Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid, and Ben Simmons. He shared the booth with former 76ers Steve Mix, Ed Pinckney, Eric Snow, Alaa Abdelnaby, and former NBA player Malik Rose and coach Bob Salmi.
A Philadelphia native and Temple University alumnus, Zumoff joined PRISM in 1982 and served as the in-studio host for pregame, halftime, and postgame shows. He was named the play-by-play announcer on August 17, 1994, and went on to win the Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for best sports play-by-play broadcaster 19 times.
A 2011 inductee to the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, Zumoff also served as the voice for NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. He followed the U.S. Women’s basketball team to its sixth consecutive gold medal. He also did play-by-play for NBA TV and Turner Sports’ coverage of the NBA, including both regular-season and playoff games, the network’s coverage of the Goodwill Games, as well as play-by-play for NBC Sports Philadelphia’s coverage of Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union and college football.
The 76ers organization plans to honor and celebrate Zumoff at a home game during the 2021-22 season.