The New York Sports Exchange
with Eric Mirlis and Derek Wasiak
Eric Mirlis has been a fixture on the New York sports scene for nineteen years. He
currently is an Editorial Consultant for CBS Sports Network.
Prior to that, he was
Managing Editor of following a stint as Senior Editor of His
first book, "Being There", was published by Lyons Press in 2007. Eric is a frequent
guest on Team 990, Montreal's English language all-sports radio station and
often freelances as a statistician for television and radio broadcasts. He was
Assistant Media Relations Director of the New York Islanders (1991-96) and
Manager, Game Administration for the NBA (1996-2003). Among the events Eric
has worked are six NBA All-Star Games, seven NBA Pre-Draft Camps, a Final
Four, an NHL All-Star Game, a Stanley Cup Finals, three NHL Drafts and the 2004
Summer Olympics in Athens.
Derek Wasiak spent 17 years in law enforcement and has demonstrated a deep
appreciation for sports since youth, having participated in athletics through
college.  His sustained involvement as a post graduate developed into a
secondary career in both officiating and coaching. For the past 20 years, Derek
has assisted the NHL by working as an on-ice official at numerous Rangers and
Islanders training camps, in addition to several exhibition games at both the NHL
and AHL levels. He has cultivated young athletes through coaching at the high
school level in both ice hockey and football for the past 12 years. Through the early
2000s, Derek was able to indulge his passion for sports history and statistical
analysis as a steady caller to the overnight show on WFAN, where he came to be
known for offering colorful sports commentary.