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The Wizard of Odds: How Jack Molinas Almost Destroyed the Game of Basketball

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In The Wizard of Odds, renowned and best-selling basketball writer Charley Rosen brings us for the first time the full life story of Jack Molinas, one of the greatest basketball players of his era, a man whose gambling addiction and hubris caused his ultimate demise. Drawing on numerous, previously unavailable first-person accounts, including Jack Molinass own journal and trial transcripts, Rosen presents the true saga of a man who perhaps better than anyone around him understood the weaknesses of the system in which he lived—so much so that he convinced himself that he could manipulate that system to his advantage with total impunity, in a lifes journey that took him from NBA play to the Mafia and the pornographic film industry, and to an ultimate tragic destiny.

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Now in paperback, "The Wizard of Odds" chronicles the rise and fall of Jack Molinas, the outstanding NBA All-Star who fixed games, cavorted with the Mafia, produced pornographic films, and was eventually murdered.

About the Author

Charley Rosen, the coauthor with Phil Jackson of Maverick (1975) and More Than a Game (2001), is a past player and coach of several Continental Basketball Association (CBA) teams and a noted sportswriter and novelist. Rosen is currently the chief NBA columnist for Foxsports.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583222683
Author:
Rosen, Charles
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Basketball players
Subject:
Sports - Basketball
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Basketball players -- United States.
Subject:
Sports -- Corrupt practices -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
vol. 3
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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