Report: Tex Winter to be Inducted Into HOF

by April 03, 2011

Tex Winter, the brilliant mind behind the triangle offense that has helped Phil Jackson win championship after championship, will be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame this August, the Chicago Tribune is reporting: “Tex Winter has been chosen for induction to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, according to a source. Winter, who popularized the use of the triangle offense in the NBA, served as Phil Jackson’s assistant on all six Bulls championship teams. Winter won’t be able to travel to Houston for Monday’s announcement, the source said, because of the stroke he suffered two years ago. But Winter is pleased to finally gain induction after several times as a finalist, according to the source.”