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LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Kings Hall of Fame Television Play-by-Play Broadcaster Bob Miller will take a medical leave of absence, the Kings announced today.
Miller is slated to undergo heart bypass surgery. The date of the surgery has not yet been determined. The timeline for Miller’s return to the TV booth also is undetermined.
“It is unfortunate that I have to miss Kings telecasts but I have to get this taken care of as soon as possible,” said Miller. “I know the telecasts will be in good hands and I hope to return to the TV booth as soon as my health allows.”
from Jon Rosen at the LA Kings website,
Los Angeles Daily News sports columnist Tom Hoffarth writes a weekly media feature and produces an annual rankings of the finest and most influential sports broadcasters in Los Angeles....
Topping the rankings were Miller and Fox – the radio tandem of Nick Nickson and Daryl Evans clocked in at fourth – with Jim Fox’s depiction of Miller’s “appropriate energy” articulated well by Hoffarth in a phone conversation.
“You wouldn’t know probably in Southern California just what a hockey broadcaster is supposed to be like until you listen to Bob because you would think that with a fast paced game you’d have to be like Chick Hearn and be high energy, and be on top of everything, and be like a circus barker sometimes, and Bob is never going to be that way,” Hoffarth said. “That’s great for us, and it’s great that the Hockey Hall of Fame figured it out that that’s probably one of the reasons why hockey has sustained itself so long in Southern California – because of Bob’s presence and history with the team and with the sport.”
“My greatest fear is I retire and the Kings win the Stanley Cup the next year.”
-Bob Miller, legendary TV voice of the LA Kings. More on Miller from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal.
The TV voice of the LA Kings takes you to Edmonton and Vancouver.