Rosen draws on Molina's own manuscript, unfinished at the time of his death, in which he details his love of gambling. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Drawing on trial transcripts as well as numerous, previously unavailable first-person accounts, including Molinas's own journal, Rosen presents the saga of a man whose manipulation of organized basketball and involvement with the Mafia culminated in his greusome murder. After college, he played for Scranton and Camden in the old Eastern Basketball League and taught English at on. He had a connection with Con Edison who enabled him to reduce the electricity coming into betting parlors, slowing the time by just a minute, so that he could bet on races that had already been completed. Because of Molina, several dozen players were arrested for involvement in his game fixing, and many others carried their shame throughout their careers. A dark testament to the terrible human power of self-destructiveness.
Charles Elliot Rosen born January 18, 1941 is an American author and former basketball coach. He is known for his in-depth analysis and caustic views. The volume includes a glossary of terms and strategy diagrams, critics observed, making it a good resource for coaches and players. In The Wizard of Odds, bestselling basketball writer Charley Rosen brings us the life story of Jack Molinas, the cautionary tale of one of the most talented basketball players of his era. A Seven Stories Press 1st Edition.
He also served as head coach of the women's basketball team at the State University of New York at New Paltz, a four-year college located between Albany and New York City, and was men's head coach at Bard College during the 1979—80 season, which he chronicled in the book Players and Pretenders. His many novels include The House of Moses All-Stars, a New York Times Notable Book, and Sammy Wong: All-American. About this Item: Seven Stories Press, 2001. His non-fiction works include The Scandals of '51: How the Gamblers Almost Killed College Basketball and More than a Game, with Phil Jackson. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good.
May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. He also served as head coach of the women's basketball team at the , a four-year college located between Albany and , and was men's head coach at during the 1979—80 season, which he chronicled in the book Players and Pretenders. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. A native of The Bronx, N. He died of a gunshot to the back of the head, and it is assumed that the murder was mob related.
About this Item: Seven Stories Press, 2001. Key Words: Sports, Biography, Basketball, Memoirs, Charley Rosen, jack molinas, Paul Brandt, Aaron Wagman. The Cockroach Basketball League, Donald I. Publishers Weekly, November 4, 1996, review of The House of Moses All-Stars, p. This differs slightly from the Charlie strategy in Basic Blackjack by Stanford Wong. The true story of Jack Molinas is one of the legends of basketball.
Rosen isn't an elegant writer and at times, this book is overburdened with detail, yet the story is just fantastic. The following table shows the strategy for hitting, standing, and doubling. He is also credited with taking the skill of dunking a basketball to a new level. He spent time in prison and later produced pornography. He writes of his use of psychological mapping of player positions and mental imaging in improving his record. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting.
Moreover, he was an Ivy League graduate with a genius-level 175 I. In the first half of the book Rosen and Jackson contribute alternating chapters in which they talk about their friendship, lives in basketball, and life in general. Among the most talented and brainiest to ever play the game of basketball, Molinas is also credited, by some, with having single-handedly corrupted it. Rosen is a devotee of the Triangle Offense. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing, etc.
Some of them demand you to pay a paltry sum in the time of registration. Molinas began playing ball at twelve and was a star at Stuyvesant High School and Columbia, where he was also a brilliant student who easily earned a law degree. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Drawing on numerous, previously unavailable first-person accounts, including Jack Molinas's own journal and 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. Book has some bumped corners and cover edgewear, some scattered light stains, light discoloration and shelf wear. . He is known for his in-depth analysis and caustic views.
About this Item: Seven Stories Press, New York, 2001. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Smart, cocky, sweet in his way, he went about methodically enlisting dozens of players in fixing games, getting himself deeper and deeper into business with some very powerful and scary guys. 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. Molinas is simply an amazing character, one of those guys who a fiction writer really couldn't make up.
Dust Jacket is in fine condition without tears or chips or other damage. There should be no changes for a seven-card Charlie. We know and also the following geek that anybody and their brother can fire up a BitTorrent client and download complete ebook libraries or just hunt and peck in lostbooks. Narrators include coaches, players, and sportswriter Barney Polan, all of whom follow the point-shaving scandals of that year. Rosen's The House of Moses All-Stars is set in the Depression in 1936 and told from the point of view of Aaron Steiner.