It has been reported by ESPN, we are awaiting reports but what we have heard is that Tex Winter is now in the hospital following a stroke. We here at send our best thoughts and prayers to Tex and his family.

ESPN: Tex Winter, the longtime Los Angeles Lakers consultant and architect of the triangle offense, has suffered an apparent stroke, coach Phil Jackson said Saturday.

Jackson, after a morning shootaround in Salt Lake City, told reporters that Winter was in Manhattan, Kan., for a reunion of Kansas State basketball team members and fell in the shower after the apparent stroke.

Winter was taken to a hospital, Jackson said, and had made slight progress Saturday.

Due to medical privacy laws, the Lakers could confirm or comment on the apparent stroke.

But ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith and 710 ESPN Radio’s John Ireland have confirmed through sources that Winter suffered a stroke.

Winter, the longtime aide and mentor to Jackson, cut short his role with the Lakers in this season’s training camp, saying the shingles that have plagued him the last few years have required heavier medication.

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  • kobe-wan kenobi

    TEX hang on!

  • Makaveli3

    Damn I remember seeing him at csulb at the basketball game honoring him. I hope he is good and gets back to 100% health. Praying for him and his family.

  • sep08

    Hope he gets well soon :)

  • west213



    It was just mentioned on TNT halftime report, followed by silence


  • Juilliards Laker Man

    Get Better Tex. Praying for you

  • Mitch4Pres

    get well soon tex

  • LakersJetsFan

    Get well soon. Lakers fans are behind you.

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  • Nissan

    Get well soon, Tex!

  • Sako

    Get well soon Tex!!! Win it this year for Tex!!!!!!

  • Michael_23

    Should have been inducted in the Hall of Fame way before Phil Jackson and Jordan got in. He’s the one that created the offense that’s won them many championships.

  • Makaveli3

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    he isn’t dead wtf, he alive in hospital. Thats a fucked up thing to say.

  • lakers2000

    Get well, Tex!!