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Tex Winter


1922 - 2018 Notice Condolences
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Assistant Coach Fred “Tex” Winter was the mastermind behind the triangle offense which helped lead Phil Jackson’s Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers to nine NBA championships. The Bulls won titles from 1991 until 1993 and from 1996 until 1998 and the Lakers from 2000 through 2002. He was a consultant for the Lakers in 2009 when they won another NBA title.

Winter was the head basketball coach at Kansas State University from 1953 until 1968, leading the team to the final four twice.

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