Tex Winter

  • Born: February 25, 1922
  • Died: October 10, 2018
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Tex Winter

His triangle offense led the Bulls and Lakers to many NBA titles…

Assistant Coach Fred "Tex" Winter was the mastermind behind the triangle offense which helped lead Phil Jackson's Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers to nine NBA championships. The Bulls won titles from 1991 until 1993 and from 1996 until 1998 and the Lakers from 2000 through 2002. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.


Condolence & Memory Journal

tex was a good friend of my dad and i remember tex always bringing me and my twin brother always something cool sports related ever since i was a little kid.tex was my dads teammate at USC so they go back a long way. rest in peace tex i hope you guys are playing some ball i hope to catch u on the other side.

Posted by john rock - san diego, CA   March 14, 2019

My profound condolences to the entire Winters family, memories last ones lifetime in your beloved had place my mind in a place that I never thought possible of recovery-he seen a star in me not just potential Summer Time in LA in placed me surprisingly on the Coors Team with Big Ray Tolbert in company a third of the NCAAM Champions of the Great Indiana Hoosiers what a joy, spoken a bit of why I stopped wanting to play but he truly wanted me to play - To God we all say a prayer of thanks for such Genuine man who responded to any all with a message never forgotten love - R.I.P. TW, I know you in my God Father Walt Bellamy in many others are at peace...you will forever have a place in my heart...thank you...and again to the entire family my sincere condolences. Mike Moseley

Posted by Michael Moseley - Brooklyn, NY - friend   February 01, 2019

To the family and friends, please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of Tex, may God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time. (Psalms 46 :1)

Posted by A friend   October 31, 2018

What a wonderful legacy he has left behind! His contributions to the NBA will never be forgotten. May you continue to draw comfort from friends and family as well as the God of all comfort during this most difficult time.

Posted by Samuel - NC   October 30, 2018

Mr. Tex Winter was like a father to many of the nba players. He exemplified good character and dignity for many of them. He was respected. May the God of comfort and peace be with his family during this difficult time. Also the nba family.He is resting in Gods memory. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Posted by Ms. Jackson - Charlotte   October 25, 2018

My prayers are with family and friends during this time
May the hearer of our prayers grant you peace from above
May you be reminded of our Heavenly Father promises
Promises that we will see our love ones again
Promises that will come true

Posted by Jackie - GA   October 24, 2018

The deepest of condolences to the family. I'm a stronger leader, more technical observer, a better coach, and a more complete person because of Coach Winter's influence.

Rest in Peace, dear friend.

Posted by Chadd Watson - Los Angeles, CA - Friend   October 20, 2018

Condolences to the Winter family. Sorry for your loss. Such a great man and leader, helping his team's win championships. He will be duly missed by family and friends alike. Soon death will be brought to nothing according to 1 Corinthians 15: 26, therefore mankind will no longer suffer the loss of losing a loved one.

Posted by Jackie - SC   October 20, 2018

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Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   October 16, 2018

Im sorry for your loss. May God's peace provide the family and friends of Tex Winter the comfort needed to face the days and weeks ahead.

Posted by A friend   October 15, 2018

Condolences to the family and friends of Tex Winter. May the God of all bring you comfort at this most difficult time and may he fill your heart with wonderful memories of Tex to cherish.

Posted by Fj    October 14, 2018

You are the best. You made our K-State '59 team number 1 in the country, then went on to win many NBA championship rings. Yet, many don't know of the benevolent deeds you did along the way. Words like humble, modest, generous, teacher, and innovator all describe you. RIP

Posted by Don & Mel Matuszak - Dacula, GA   October 14, 2018

Thanks to Tex some of us learned a lot about basketball. I coached for a short time in a couple different High Schools. Sometimes I would use some of Tex Winter's Triangle formations on the Court .

Posted by Jim Akin - student   October 14, 2018

Glad to hear that Tex lived a rich full life that brought so much meaning to others. My family and I were huge Laker fans and enjoyed seeing him sitting court side as an anchor to our team
May the God of Peace be with him and his loved ones during this time.

Posted by A friend   October 14, 2018

Thank you Tex for bringing such joy to my life & that of my loved ones. Triangle genius. I hope every single player of yours attends your funeral. You're the best.

Posted by Michelle Kubat - Kansas City, SC   October 13, 2018

Thank you Tex. Thank you. I hope I meet you one day. You were a significant part of bringing joy to my life & a reconciliation with my father through the Chicago Bulls. So much fun. You're a genius. Many thanks, Michelle

Posted by Michelle Kubat - Charleston, SC   October 13, 2018

Responsible for Chicago Bulls Dynasty

Posted by A friend   October 13, 2018

My deepest condolences. I became a basketball fan because of Tex's offense.

You keep track of my wandering.Do collect my tears in your skin bottle.Are they not recorded in your book? Psalms

Posted by A friend   October 13, 2018

May the peace of God be with you.

Posted by A friend   October 12, 2018

You can find peace by praying for world peace and a solid hope. Happy is the able-bodied man that has put God as his trust.

Posted by - significant_other   October 12, 2018

Sending my condolences to the family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May you find in knowing that God cares for you, and his heart is saddened when he sees all the suffering you go through. ( Genesis 6:5,6 )

Posted by M Jackson    October 12, 2018

May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories as you celebrate a life of longevity and joyful times you had together. May God's loving kindness give you the strength you need to endure. Psalms 29:11.

Posted by Lynn    October 12, 2018

Thanks for everything coach, I will always cherish every moment we shared. I love you. RIP my dear friend..

Posted by Everett Watson - Trenton, TN - friend   October 12, 2018

Winter Family, Friends,

Our condolences and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. May the God who gives peace be with all of you.-RO.15:33

Posted by A friend   October 12, 2018

Coach Winter and K-State basketball go hand and glove. May he R.I.P.

Posted by Ray Schmitz - Indian Land, SC   October 12, 2018

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Posted by Ann Stokman - Greenfield, WI   October 12, 2018

Coach Tex provided me with a basketball scholarship to KSU and spoke at the sports banquet in Clearwater, KS. 1964. Forever grateful. A great man. Ever' cat a Wildcat.

Posted by Steve Webb - Rogers, AR   October 12, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. May the God who comforts all who mourn, sustain your family during these challenging times.

Posted by thomas brown - flint, MI   October 11, 2018

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by A friend   October 11, 2018

Well-respected, well-liked, and a key innovator who produced an amazing body of work that spanned much of the game's history. A man who made a positive difference: in basketball, for our country, and in the lives of those he knew and influenced.

Thank you, Tex! Rest in Peace.

Posted by - San Francisco Bay Area, CA   October 11, 2018

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Godspeed Tex, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Fair winds and following seas sailor.
"Boatswain... Standby to pipe the side... Shipmate's going Ashore..."

Thank you for your service to this nation.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   October 11, 2018


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