Inscribed first edition of The Triple-Post Offense by Tex Winter.
Octavo, , 228pp. Red cloth, title printed in black, illustration of basketball court on front cover. First edition, first printing, with no additional printings mentioned. A few underlined passages, previous ownership note on endpaper. Lacking the publisher’s dust jacket.
Inscribed by Tex Winter on the front free endpaper: “Dear Dick, Thank you for the interest shown in our “school of basketball.” I hope you got something of value and interest from this book. The very best of success to you. Sincerely, Fred “Tex” Winter.”
An exceptionally scarce signed copy of The Triple-Post Offense by the legendary coach, Tex Winter.
Tex Winter (1922-2018) was named the head coach of Kansas State in 1953, where he found success using the triple post offense. His national profile rose in retirement, when in 1985 he was hired as an assistant coach with the Chicago Bulls. He taught the triple post offense to Michael Jordan, who would use the program to win six NBA championships in the 1990’s. He followed head coach Phil Jackson to the Los Angeles Lakers in 1999, and passed away in 2018.