After Basketball Hall of Famer and legendary assistant coach Fred "Tex" Winter died Wednesday at the age of 96, former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen took to Twitter to pay tribute to the man who helped Pippen and the Bulls win six titles in the 1990s. Winter is best known for being considered the architect of the famed "triangle offense", which led both the Bulls and Lakers to multiple championships under head coach Phil Jackson.
"My mentor. I sat with Tex & watched every minute of every game during our 1st season together". I'm kind of at a loss for words. "I definitely wouldn't have three [championships in L.A.] without him and Bill Bertka". Bryant had cited Winter as a key influence on his ESPN+ basketball breakdown series "Detail", and reiterated that Wednesday night.
"Tex Winter was a basketball legend and perhaps the finest fundamental teacher in the history of our game, " Bulls VP of basketball operations John Paxson said. He was a consultant with Los Angeles' 2009 title team, and the Lakers also won in 2010. He was an innovator who had high standards for how basketball should be played and approached everyday.
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"We are saddened by the passing of such a legendary coach in Fred "Tex" Winter, who touched almost every level of basketball", Weber said in a statement. Those of us who were lucky enough to play for him will always respect his devotion to the game of basketball. "He will always be remembered for the Triangle Offense, but to me his impact on the game was so much more than just that", Cone said in a statement to SportsCenter Philippines.
A native of Huntington Park, Calif., Winter spent the final years of his life in Manhattan surrounded by family and friends.
Winter was 451-336 as a college head coach, also directing Marquette (1951-53), Washington (1969-72), Northwestern (1975-78) and Long Beach State (1978-83). He entered coaching at Kansas State in 1947 under Jack Gardner.