Los Angeles Kings television color commentator Jim Fox received the Sports TV Color Analyst award and Kings television play-by-play announcer Bob Miller received the Sports TV Play-by-Play award Tuesday at the Southern California Sports Broadcasters (SCSB) luncheon at Lakeside Golf Club in Toluca Lake .
Miller was a finalist for the award this year along with Ralph Lawler (Clippers) and Vin Scully (Dodgers). This is the seventh time Miller has won this award.
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Fox was a finalist for this year’s award along with Stu Lantz (Lakers) and Petros Papadakis (Fox Sports West college football). This is the second time Fox has won this award (he also has won the top Pre-Post Game TV Award).
Former Kings broadcaster Rich Marotta received the SCSB Hall Of Fame award.
Miller is in his 38th season as the “Voice of the Kings.” On November 13, 2000, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, where a plaque hangs, as the recipient of the annual Foster Hewitt Memorial Award as selected by the NHL Professional Broadcasters’ Association.
The award recognizes those members of the radio and television industry who have made outstanding contributions to their profession and the game during their hockey broadcasting careers. On October 2, 2006, Miller received a star on the famous Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame. He also that year authored the book, Bob Miller ’s Tales from the Los Angeles Kings. On February 4, 2002, Miller was inducted into the SCSB Hall of Fame, and he currently serves as that organization’s president.
Fox is in his 21st season as the Kings’ television color commentator. Eighth on the Kings’ all-time scoring list, eighth in assists and ninth in goals with 479 points (186-293=479) in 578 games, Fox spent his entire 10-year career as a member of the Kings after being selected in the first round (10th overall) of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. A three time 30-goal scorer, Fox enjoyed his most productive season in 1984-85 when he recorded 83 points (30-53=83), and in 22 career playoff games with the Kings, Fox had 12 points (4-8=12). Over his playing career with the Kings, Fox also holds the distinction of playing the second most games — starting, ending and only with the Kings (Dave Taylor holds the mark).