Thursday, September 1, 2011
Kings voice Bob Miller returning
By Dan Arritt
Bob Miller, the veteran play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Kings, agreed to a two-year contract extension that would keep him with the organization through a 40th season.
Miller, who will turn 73 in October, began announcing for the Kings in 1973. He was inducted into the broadcaster's wing of the Hall of Fame in 2000.
Miller doesn't have the longest tenure among Los Angeles-based announcers, however. The voice of the Dodgers, Vin Scully, recently agreed to return for his 63rd season with the club, and the team's Spanish language announcer, Jaime Jarrin, will return for his 54th.
Chick Hearn, the former longtime announcer of the Lakers who died in 2002, helped Miller get his start with the Kings, recommending him to former owner Jack Kent Cooke prior to the 1972 season. Cooke opted to hire Roy Storey, but he left the team after just one season and Miller filled his seat.
Dan Arritt covers the Kings for ESPNLosAngeles.com.