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. In publishers dust jacket, chip on back panel, closed tear to front cover at spine, some shelf wear, overall bright illustrations and colors. Inscribed by Tex Winter on the front free endpaper: “Dear Lawrence, The very best of luck to you in your coaching profession. You have a chance to learn lots of basketball under Jim Holwerdas’ guidance and I am sure you’ll take advantage of your opportunity. If I can help, let me know. Sincerely, Fred “Tex” Winter.” An exceptionally scarce signed copy of The Triple-Post Offense by the legendary coach, Tex Winter.
Comments: Coach Jim Holwerda, who is mentioned in this inscription, was recruited to play for Tex Winter when he coached at Kansas State in the 1950’s. Tex Winter was named the head coach of Kansas State in 1953, where he found great 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 offense 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.