Sixers Voice Marc Zumoff Announces His Retirement
The 76ers will need a new voice.
For the last 39 seasons, Marc Zumoff has been a part of the Sixers television broadcast. He joined PRISM in 1982, serving as the in-studio host for pregame, halftime and postgame shows and became the teams primary play-by-play announcer on August 17, 1994.
Today he announced he is coming in for a landing, announcing that the 2020-2021 season was his last behind the microphone.
“We sincerely thank Marc Zumoff for all he’s done for this organization, this team and the city of Philadelphia over the last 27 years,” Philadelphia 76ers Managing Partners Josh Harris and David Blitzer said in a press release. “We’ll miss his iconic voice and trademark sayings, which have been staples during 76ers games for the better part of two decades. While we congratulate Marc on his retirement, we look forward to properly honoring and celebrating him at a home game during the 2021-22 season.”
After countless moments, too many to list, the only play-by-play a generation of Sixers fans has ever known will no long be describing the Sixers action.
The team has said they plan to "properly honor and celebrate" Zumoff at a home game next season following his retirement announcement on Tuesday.
While he has worked with many partners, Zumoff remained a constant.
His catchphrases has become t-shits, podcasts and part of Philadelphia fans vernacular which Sixers fans try to emulate.
- Hang on, Alaa, we’re coming in for a landing
- turning garbage into gold
- locking all windows and doors
- in no particular hurry,
- as they rise at Wells Fargo Center
Zumoff resonated with Sixers fans, because he was one. The Philadelphia native went to George Washington High School and Temple University and even vacations down the shore, in Margate during the offseason.