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
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.See all Editorial Reviews
Did not want history- wanted diagrams the DVDs served its purpose.Published 1 month ago by Solomon Batoon
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