Kings’ Bob Miller talks retirement – is it coming soon?

On the eve of the 2010 NHL Playoffs, with the Kings returning to post-season play for the first time in eight years, Bob Miller joined us on MayorsManor for an extended interview. Among the many topics discussed was the possibility of him contemplating retirement.

Here’s what he had to say back then…

“I’m kinda taking it year by year, but it’s getting close,” Miller began. “I’m not gonna try and go as long as Vin (Scully) – until I’m 80-something years old. I still enjoy it. But, like I say, it’s becoming more and more difficult to keep up with everything – even with the availability of sources that we never had before, like the internet and all that kinda stuff.”

With the Kings’ 1993 run to the Stanley Cup Finals the only real post-season success Miller had to hold onto back in 2010, he added this when talking about a possible end to his legendary broadcasting career – “I would say it’s close, but it might be a few years off before I say I don’t want to do it anymore. On certain nights, like the last game of the season in Colorado - where we won in overtime – it’s just fun to be there, to just call that game. Of course, during a season, there are other nights.  Like anybody, there are nights where you think ‘Oh boy, I didn’t do a great job. Maybe this is it.’ I don’t think I’m ready to say that I’m done yet. But, let me put it this way, it’s not going to be too far off.”

More recently, when Jim Fox was on the MayorsManor show just a few weeks ago, Miller’s long-time partner in the booth speculated that the Kings recent Stanley Cup Championship may have reinvigorated the man who’s been calling games in LA for nearly 40 years - fueling talk that perhaps he’d be pushing those retirement plans out a few more seasons.

With that in mind, here’s what the smooth-voiced Hall of Famer told ABC-7…

RELATED ARTICLES:

Bob Miller on the Olympics, his favorite NHL players and more

Bob Miller on the MayorsManor 2012 Stanley Cup Final preview show

VIDEO: Bob Miller calls the Kings winning the Stanley Cup

20 Questions with #20 Luc Robitaille

Interview with Kelly Hrudey

Jim Fox on the MayorsManor show – October 2012

 

Recent Articles

IMG_20140922_102420

Kings Camp 2014: Checking in with Vincent LoVerde

Every hockey player’s path is different. Some, like Drew Doughty, are early first round picks and step into the league right away. Others have a longer road in pursuit of fulfilling their NHL dreams. After four seasons at Miami University, Vincent LoVerde’s professional journey began by being cut from an ECHL team. From there, LoVerde [...]

Kings Roster Questions

Training Camp Open, Kings Trade Coming Next

Last summer, Dean Lombardi and his staff spent hours, days, and weeks-on-end agonizing over the salary cap. How were they going to get certain people re-signed, fit everybody under the cap, and make it all work without damaging their future wiggle room? In the end, Lombardi and Jeff Solomon, his key right hand in these [...]

Bodnarchuk-AHL-Manchester

Kings Camp Preview: 7 Questions with Dman Andrew Bodnarchuk

Even without suiting up for a single NHL game, one could argue that last season was a career best for Manchester Monarchs defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk. In his sixth professional season, the former Bruins draft pick put up 32 points, 12 more than his previous best of 20. On top of that, his +43 rating left [...]

Major News Items

Manchester Monarchs MayorsManor Kings by Blake Gumprecht

MAJOR NEWS: Kings Preparing To Move Top Prospects To SoCal

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please remember to include a link to www.MayorsManor.com Follow @mayorNHL In a story that MayorsManor has been chasing for the … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Comments

  1. hope not