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The creator of the triangle offense and long time assistant of Phil Jackson, Tex Winter, is reportedly about to enter basketball’s greatest shrine.

To say that Winter is long overdue for this accolade would be an extreme understatement. Even Kobe agrees, “I don’t know how he’s not in the Hall of Fame. That’s just disgraceful,” Bryant said in February. “He should have been in the Hall of Fame a long time ago.”

Phil Jackson said this about Winter, “For the first 20 years of basketball that he coached he was one of the top coaches ever in the game.”

It’s a well-deserved honor to one of basketball’s greatest guru’s in Tex Winter!

  • http://gokstate.tumblr.com/ goldenticket

    very deserved. congrats to him

    • Laland

      Indeed congrats

  • Drive-for-17th

    About Time!

    • lakerman34

      Was just about to say this.

      Should have gotten this YEARS ago.

  • daboss1848

    Thank G-d it’s not posthumous!!!!