Tex Winter

Feb 25, 1922 – Oct 10, 2018 (Age 96)


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. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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tex was a good friend of my dad and i remember tex always bringing me and my twin brother always something cool sports related ever since i was a little kid.tex was my dads teammate at USC so they go back a long way. rest in peace tex i hope you guys are playing some ball i hope to catch u on the other side.

My profound condolences to the entire Winters family, memories last ones lifetime in your beloved had place my mind in a place that I never thought possible of recovery-he seen a star in me not just potential Summer Time in LA in placed me surprisingly on the Coors Team with Big Ray Tolbert in company a third of the NCAAM Champions of the Great Indiana Hoosiers what a joy, spoken a bit of why I stopped wanting to play but he truly wanted me to play - To God we all say a prayer of thanks for...

To the family and friends, please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of Tex, may God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time. (Psalms 46 :1)

What a wonderful legacy he has left behind! His contributions to the NBA will never be forgotten. May you continue to draw comfort from friends and family as well as the God of all comfort during this most difficult time.

Mr. Tex Winter was like a father to many of the nba players. He exemplified good character and dignity for many of them. He was respected. May the God of comfort and peace be with his family during this difficult time. Also the nba family.He is resting in Gods memory. Please accept my sincere condolences.

My prayers are with family and friends during this time
May the hearer of our prayers grant you peace from above
May you be reminded of our Heavenly Father promises
Promises that we will see our love ones again
Promises that will come true

The deepest of condolences to the family. I'm a stronger leader, more technical observer, a better coach, and a more complete person because of Coach Winter's influence.

Rest in Peace, dear friend.

Condolences to the Winter family. Sorry for your loss. Such a great man and leader, helping his team's win championships. He will be duly missed by family and friends alike. Soon death will be brought to nothing according to 1 Corinthians 15: 26, therefore mankind will no longer suffer the loss of losing a loved one.