The Wizard of Odds

How Jack Molinas Almost Destroyed the Game of Basketball

By Charley Rosen
(Seven Stories Press, Hardcover, 9781583222683, 428pp.)

Publication Date: December 2001

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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.




About the Author
Charley Rosen is the author of 13 books and a columnist for FoxSports.com. He is also a former player and was a head coach at the State University of New York at New Paltz.
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