Former Bulls, Lakers Coach Fred ‘Tex’ Winter Dies at Age 96

SPRINGFIELD, MA - AUGUST 11: Inductee Tex Winter addresses the media at the Press Event as part of the 2011 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony on August 11, 2011 at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Former NBA and NCAA basketball coach Fred “Tex” Winter died Wednesday at the age of 96 years old, the Chicago Bulls confirmed (h/t ESPN.com).

Kansas State, where Winter spent 15 years as a head coach, provided a short tribute to the coach:

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