Tex Winter, Innovative Basketball Coach, Dead At 96Tex Winter, the innovative "Triangle Offense" pioneer who assisted Phil Jackson on NBA championship teams with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96.
Tex Winter's Induction Into The Hall Of Fame Is Long OverdueThe final leg of a wonderful ride began this week for Tex Winter, although his son, Chris, didn't see it as much of a journey. Flight delays and his background as a physicist had Chris seeing the world through a practical spectrum when I caught up with him by phone from Manhattan, Kan., on his way to Springfield, Mass.
Report: Tex Winter To Enter Hall Of FameAssistant coach is, without a doubt, one of the least glamorous and recognized positions in the NBA world. The best assistants toil for years -- if not decades -- for the chance to spread their wings and run their own ship.