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The Triple Post Offense Book by Tex Winter


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  • Part I diagrams drills necessary to develop the offense
  • Part II is a developmental program that will help teach players skills needed to run the offense
  • Part III discusses the coaching profession, including the pyschology of coaching, practice organization, and preparing for the job
  • 230 pages (5.5 x 8.5)
  • Written in 1968 and Reprinted in 1997

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This book, originally written in 1968 and reprinted in 1997, contains everything you need to know to run the offense that made Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers Champions. Comes as a spiral-bound notebook.

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  • ASIN: B000A7OVR6
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,044,022 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Norman Winter on February 22, 2006
This is Coach Winter's updated version of the previously acclaimed basketball coaching bible on the Seven Principles of Sound Offense(originally six)known as the Triple Post Offense aka Triangle Offense or Chicago Side-Line Triangle . This detailed instructional coaching book first written in 1962 has recently been modified to apply some of the lessons learned about coaching today's superstar athletes. In the late 1950s and early 60s, athletes were becoming increasingly taller, stronger, faster and more skilled in the art of roundball. While a youthful Baby Boomer generation was full of hope with JFK as President, Tex Winter was coaching the K-State Wildcats to their winning destiny.

Coach Winter was considered one of the best, if not the best, X's and O's coaches back then and he still is today. In the previous 10 years before writing the first edition, he was involved in 3 Final Four NCAA appearances. In his last Final Four showdown with Hall of Fame Coach John Wooden and his UCLA Bruins, one can only wonder if their Championship Dynasty positions would have been reversed had K-State players executed down the stretch and defeated UCLA in 1964.

An "Original Old School" coach whose contributions include mentoring and molding his students into the world's greatest athletes and coaches, Tex remains the one true disciple to "The Game" and singular "voice of the basketball gods". In this edition, Tex adds many detailed diagrams and practical instructions on fundamental drills that build upon and enhance individual athletic skills. More importantly, you will understand the importance of "Team Execution" in achieving success on the court and ultimate victory.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Sivils - KCS Basketball Enterprises on October 13, 2009
There are books that should be in every basketball coach's library. John Wooden's Practical Modern Basketball is one. So is Tex Winter's The Triple-Post Offense.

Coach Winter's was an old school coach before the concept of old school was even thought of. That does not make the information in this book any less valid! Coach Winter's is one of the original thinkers in the game of basketball all though he will never take the credit he deserves as an offensive mastermind.

This book covers principles of solid basketball, not just the famed Triangle Offense made famous first by the Chicago Bulls and later the Los Angeles Lakers.

If you are interested in learning about technical basketball or the Triangle Offense, this is a great book,complete with ideas and information on how to teach the offense and plan practices early in the season.

Coach Winters explains how to use the offense to attack both zone or man-to-man defenses, how to break down the offense into its basic components so players can master the nuances of the offense. Also covered is how to teach the all important fundamentals of the game with out which no offense, no matter how brilliantly conceived, can be executed.

Kevin Sivils - author of Game Strategy and Tactics for Basketball
Game Strategies and Tactics for Basketball: Bench Coaching for Success
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By N. Young on March 7, 2009
How can you argue with a balanced offense that has won 9 NBA Championships and a few college titles?
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Tex's book is technical, but if you want to understand basketball, really understand it as the master sees it, then this book is essential. It breaks down his seven principles of sound basketball. It offers up all the wisdom that Tex has mustered in more than a half century of coaching at the college and pro level. God Bless Tex.

Roland Lazenby

author of The Show
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kwai Yip Ming on June 26, 2007
This is a GOLDEN book in the world for a Blueprint of basketball offense tragety in the world because Michael Jordan in Chicago Bulls winning 6 champions is also using this blueprint.
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