Hardcore hoopheads and would-be coaches will look for details about Tex's famed innovations to the triangle offense, and younger readers will undoubtedly appreciate the colorful graphics, pictures, and bite-sized text sections. --Kirkus Discoveries
Knowledgeable sports fans will really enjoy this book. It's a thorough, wonderful exploration of one man's life, a man who had an important and lasting impact on a great game. --14th Annual International Self-Published Book Awards Commentary
Award Winner in Sports Category --Best Books 2006 USABooksNews
From the Inside Flap
Tex Winter began his coaching career in the fall of 1947 as assistant coach at Kansas State University and continues through this season, 2005-06 as assistant coach and consultant with the Los Angeles Lakers. He has stayed in the field, teaching and coaching, nearly sixty consecutive seasons, except for the 2004-05 season when he followed through on his threat to retire. The retirement lasted one season.
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.