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Coach Tex Winter: Triangle Basketball Paperback – July 1, 2006
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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
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
This is not a book of "x"'s and "O"'s, or "triple-post/triangle offense intracacies. Rather, it is a story of how one man's belief in the team concept over individual talent became a foundation for those nine NBA world championship teams - each of which abounded in individual superstar talent but never won until grasping Winter's team philosophy in the triangle offense which Phil Jackson so masterfully orchestrated on the court.
Having had the privilege of knowing Tex Winter for years, I was nonetheless mesmerized by the stories he told through Ann Parr. I learned so much about Tex and his teams and his dreams and even got a great glimpse at what it was like to coach the likes of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, Scottie Pippen and the most intriguing Dennis Rodman.
"Triangle Basketball" is a must read for basketball fans and for those striving to find out why some teams are so successful where others fail. Tex Winter, already a giant in basketball lore in this country, was given, in my opinion, a magnificent boost through Ann Parr's book, to a permanent place of honor in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. With beautiful graphics, photos and quotes from numerous men who played for Tex Winter, my appreciation and affection for Tex Winter and for the author were magnified a thousand times. I simply could not put this book down.
Ted Hayes, Executive Director
State of Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
Secondly, to the author and publisher and all else involved in the production of this book, how about considering a name relevant to the book?! Yes, Tex Winter is the man who created the Triangle Offence, but this book is about the man and nothing about his basketball system.
Any COACHES who want this book to learn a style of offence, LOOK ELSEWHERE. Anyone interested in reading about the man Tex Winter and his NBA experiences with Phil Jackson, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, etc. then this is for you.
My dad played for Tex during his two seasons at Marquette University in his initial Head Coaching Position. Many years later during Coach Winters' tenure with the Chicago Bulls Tex most graciously and generously volunteered his valuable time to share his expertise on the fundamentals and strategies of the game as well as imparting his wealth of knowledge of the triangle in a sincere effort to aid me in beginning my coaching career.
I can personally vouch for the books authenticity in describing the character of the man and the values for which he stands. I highly recommend this book to anyone who desires to learn to coach the game the way it was meant to be played.
As the sports preeminent "Keeper of the Flame" Tex lights the way to a thoroughly enjoyable journey that was and is his life story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Did not want history- wanted diagrams the DVDs served its purpose.Published 12 months 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