Former Chicago Bulls assistant coach Frederick “Tex” Winter died Wednesday at the age of 96, according to a statement released by the basketball team.
“The #Bulls are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Tex Winter,” the Chicago Bulls Tweeted Wednesday evening.
The post was accompanied with a link to a formal statement from Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson:
"Tex Winter was a basketball legend and perhaps the finest fundamental teacher in the history of our game. He was an innovator who had high standards for how basketball should be played and approached everyday. Those of us who were lucky enough to play for him will always respect his devotion to the game of basketball. His contributions to the Bulls organization will always be remembered."
The Basketball Hall of Famer was considered the architect of the famed triangle offense.