Tex Winter To Be Inducted Into College Basketball Hall of Fame

Feb. 24, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame announced that former Washington coach Tex Winter is among eight inductees that will be enshrined into its hall of fame in November.

Winter, the 13th coach in UW history, spent three season at Washington from 1969-1971 and compiled a 45-35 career mark. Washington was .500 or better during each of his three seasons at UW (13-13, 1969; 17-9, 1970; 15-13, 1971).

Winter recorded 454 victories in his college career that included stops at Marquette (1952-53), Kansas State (1954-68), Washington (1969-71), Northwestern (1974-78) and Long Beach State (1979-83).

He is considered the architect of the triangle offense, which as an assistant coach with the NBA Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers he helped implement and lead them to a combined 10 NBA Championships.

The 2010 induction ceremonies will be held on Sunday, November 21, 2010, at the College Basketball Experience (CBE) and the historic Midland Theatre in Kansas City, Mo.

Among the enshrinees are Duke's Christain Laettner, UCLA's Sidney Wicks, former coach Dave Whitney, NCAA executive Tom Jernsteldt and former Big Eight and Big Ten Conference commissioner Wayne Duke. Jerry West and David Thompson, two of basketball's all-time brightest stars, will be recognized as members of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame's founding class.

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