Minnesota Timberwolves Coach Flip Saunders Dies at 60

Minnesota Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders, whose 35 year career in the NBA led to over 1,000 victories, passed away Sunday morning after a long battle with cancer. Saunders announced in August that he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. Doctors considered it “very treatable and curable,” but in September, the Timberwolves announced that he would miss the entire 2015-16 season. Born in Cleveland, Saunders was named high school player of the year before going on to play at the University of Minnesota, as well as the NBA. He is survived by his wife and four children, including son Ryan, who is a Wolves assistant coach.


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