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 TheLakersNation.com 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.