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

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

byCharley Rosen

Kobo ebook | January 4, 2011

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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 Molinas’s 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 life’s journey that took him from NBA play to the Mafia and the pornographic film industry, and to an ultimate tragic destiny.

Charley Rosen is the author of 11 books, including "More Than a Game" with Phil Jackson, "Scandals of '51: How the Gamblers Almost Killed College Basketball"& the novels "Barney Polan's Game", "The Cockroach Basketball League"&"The House of Moses All-Stars". He lives in Accord, N.Y., with his wife, Daia Gerson.
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Title:The Wizard of Odds: How Jack Molinas Almost Destroyed the Game of BasketballFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 4, 2011Publisher:Seven Stories PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1609800591

ISBN - 13:9781609800598

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