ALBERT'S COUNSELING PUTS END TO WFAN TRIAL BALLOON
Published October 14, 1997
Despite reported talks with WFAN in New York, Marv Albert "is in counseling and won't take any of the job offers he's getting until he repairs his shattered personal life," according to Hinckley, O'Connor & Schwartzman of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Albert's spokesperson Howard Rubenstein: "He is undergoing counseling now in an effort to straighten out his life and career." Rubenstein didn't reveal any job offers or Albert's "timetable to return to work." But he said Albert "certainly wants to resume his career at some time." On Friday, the N.Y. Daily News reported that Albert and WFAN had been negotiating for him to join the station in January. Industry sources said the station made Albert a "firm offer," but WFAN GM Joel Hollander called the talks preliminary. MSG President Dave Checketts criticized the station's move: "This was a cheap, two-bit grandstanding move, preying on Marv at a time in his professional life when he is most vulnerable" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 10/11).