L.A. Times: When told of Lakers Coach Phil Jackson’s recent comments about his beloved triangle offense, Tex Winter smiled, laughed and then acknowledged that there was some truth in the statement.
“Tex is foaming at the mouth down there in the coaches’ office right now,” Jackson said after a recent Lakers game. “He wanted his money back at halftime. Now he wants to make sure that we take the triangle offense out of any connection with him.”
Winter, the guru of the triangle offense, the man who once had 57 consecutive years of coaching before taking one year off, has not always seen the Lakers run his offense with the precision that he likes.
“Sometimes it looks more like an obtuse triangle,” Winter said.
Keep in mind, Winter admitted, he would like perfection, even though he knows it may not be obtained.
“No, they’re doing OK,” said Winter, the Lakers’ basketball consultant. “It’s just a question of staying with the offense, staying with the principle of the offense. Sometimes we get away from it, give up on it too soon.”