Longtime NBA coach Phil “Flip” Saunders has died at the age of 60. He was the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves and a minority owner of the team.
— KEYC News 12 (@keyc) October 25, 2015
Flip Saunders died after a battle with cancer. He had more than 1,000 wins in his 35-year coaching career. https://t.co/VrnxjBjgHl
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 25, 2015
In August, the Timberwolves announced that Saunders had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Just heard the news of Flip Saunders passing. Awful. Just awful. Respect to a MN legend.
— Nick Swardson (@NickSwardson) October 25, 2015
Flip Saunders gave so much to the game of basketball #RIPFlip
— Hamza Mussé (@hamzamusse) October 25, 2015
Flip Saunders made casual acquaintances feel like old friends. So saddened today. We lost another great one far too soon.
— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) October 25, 2015
So sad to hear about the passing of Flip Saunders. One of the most creative offensive minds I've ever covered. pic.twitter.com/G3Xio7qbDr
— A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) October 25, 2015
Flip Saunders was an absolute joy to work with and an incredibly thoughtful and kind man. He will truly be missed.
— Cassidy Hubbarth (@CassidyHubbarth) October 25, 2015
Stunned and saddened by the new of Flip Saunders' death. Life is so precious… Praying for his family and friends.
— Jamie Hersch (@JamieHersch) October 25, 2015
Saunders coached the Timberwolves, Pistons and Wizards during his NBA career.