Triangle mastermind coached from heart

Tex Winter's exemplary six-decade basketball career earns him an overdue spot in Hall

Updated: April 5, 2011, 11:05 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Perhaps the one blessing in an otherwise frustrating recovery from the stroke he suffered two years ago this month is that Tex Winter can still watch the game he loves. And still dissect it.

He can't talk about it much. Nor can he write down what he is thinking. "But you give him a piece of paper and tell him to draw out what they're doing in the game on TV, and he'll diagram the play," said Winter's son, Brian.

The arcs and lines, X's and O's, form a sort of basketball poetry that ...

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