He’s a legendary voice and has been calling Los Angeles Kings games for 44 seasons. But it appears his career is coming to an end. The Los Anglees Times reports that Bob Miller is expected to announce his retirement on Thursday.
Miller has experienced a couple of medical setbacks over the past couple of years including a quadruple heart bypass operation and a mild stroke which both caused him to miss games. And while he’s limited his travel and cut back on his schedule, the workload has taken its toll.
The Kings have issued an advisory stating that Miller will take part in a news conference to make a “major announcement regarding his future plans,” but no further details were made available.
In the advisory, MIller is quoted as follows:
“I have received a lot of inquiries about my health situation and I appreciate the concern. I think it’s time to bring everyone up to date on my progress and what’s ahead in my future.”
Miller was honored by the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2000 and in 1998, was given a lifetime contract to remain as Voice of the Kings.
Miller is so revered that the Kings had him record play-by-play of the Stanley Cup Championship win in 2012 for a special DVD.
It marks a sad time for Los Angeles sports fans as the revered Vin Scully called his last game for the Dodgers last October and it appears that Miller who is loved by Kings fans has called his last hockey game.