About:

Rob Miech (pronounced "Mish") has been a sportswriter for more than thirty years, having mostly written for the Pasadena Star-News, CBS SportsLine, and Las Vegas Sun. His work has also appeared in USA Today, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Basketball Times, among other publications. The Best American Sports Writing (2014 edition) highlighted his profile of former UCLA basketball player J.R. Henderson's longtime immersion into the culture of Japan and its pro hoops league.

Miech is the author of The Last Natural--a behind-the-scenes account of the 2010 junior-college baseball season that launched Bryce Harper to fame and fortune--which the magazine Spitball short-listed as a top baseball book of 2012. He also authored Eleventh Heaven--the story of UCLA's national hoops-title season of 1994-95, twenty years after the Bruins' glory run--and Of Cowards and True Men, the adventurous and dramatic life of controversial boxing trainer Kenny Adams.

A longtime resident of Las Vegas, Miech is intimate with the sports-betting arena, its characters and colors, its lexicon and nuances, and the various ways in which punters capitalize on their action. Visit him at on Twitter @robmiech


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