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Lakers guru Winter has apparent stroke

Updated: April 26, 2009, 7:23 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Tex Winter, the longtime Los Angeles Lakers consultant and architect of the triangle offense, has suffered an apparent stroke, coach Phil Jackson said Saturday.

Jackson, talking after a morning shootaround in Salt Lake City, said Winter was in Manhattan, Kan., for a reunion of the Kansas State basketball team, which he coached from 1954-68, when he became ill and fell in the shower.

Winter, who played at USC, was taken to a hospital, Jackson said, and had made slight progress ...

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