This book highlights Tex's background, values and character; how he found his love for sports, followed it, and thrived. It follows the development of his major contribution to the game of basketball- the Triple Post Offense, often called the Triangle Offense. It provides background for the Triangle's evolution, and it underlines the sometimes rocky and painful road to the legacy he leaves. As his friend Pete Newell says, "He changed the game of basketball and gave a name to a particular pattern of offense."
Most of all, this book shows how Tex Winter became the teacher and coach that he, as a young teen, defined as his life's work.
I had some free time recently and picked up this Tex Winter book.
While I can live with a few highlighted notes and an (incorrect) adjustment, I can't be satisfied with several pages falling out the first time I open the book!
This is a fabulous story about a man that doesn't give up and shows how teams and team work can achieve more than the sum of the parts.
Need to say I found some mistakes in this book, like the year when Olajuwon was drafted, but it's a really good book, helps me learn much more about Tex whom I admired so much.Published on November 27, 2011 by FJY
Possible because I did not do a review of the contents or subject of the book, I am not happy with my purchase. Read morePublished on April 15, 2010 by Ron Burnett
Was expecting more coaching info, this is more a history/biography of Tex Winter.Published on December 6, 2009 by Lounger
I believe the title of the book is kind of misleading.
The book has only two diagrams of the Triangle system and no explanation on how is is applied. Read more
Very interesting and informative book that captures Coach Winter as a coach and as a person. Having had the opportunity to have Coach Winter as an instructor while at Kansas... Read morePublished on December 22, 2008 by Jim Krob
It is not actually what I expected, it's not about the triangle or theoretical stuff, it's about a very special man who loves the game, and a very pleasant review of his life and... Read morePublished on October 2, 2008 by Jose Eladio Fernandez Alva
Great book about Mr. Winter's childhood, military career, college basketball coaching, and of course NBA career. Read morePublished on July 1, 2008 by T. M. M.
The Book inspire me a lot how to be a great coach. And inspire me the main concept of Triangle offense which is very important to my coaching career for teaching the youth how to... Read morePublished on December 31, 2007 by Ng Wai Yi