I came here with the physical skills. The mental skills come with education of the game, that I either learned from Coach Smith or I learned in the course of coaching staffs I've been associated with; Tex Winter being the most important ... (Michael Jordan in his retirement remarks, January 13, 1999 )
At age 77, Tex Winter entered his 15th year as an NBA assistant coach. He is the man who coached Michael Jordan longer than any other coach. His 52 years of coaching is the longest tenure in the nation and includes four Final Fours and six NBA Championships. He is referred to as "The Master and Inventor" of the famed triangle offense credited with making the Chicago Bulls a dynasty and Michael Jordan a superstar. Tex rejoins his friend Phil Jackson at the helm of the Los Angeles Lakers as they try to repeat their success. Tex Winter is a man of character and a man with a story. This book is the authorized biography of Tex Winter.