Timberwolves Play Heartrending Tribute To Flip Saunders Before Home Opener
The Minnesota Timberwolves host their first home game of the season tonight, and beforehand played a long and heartfelt tribute to Flip Saunders, who died of Hodgkin’s lymphoma a week ago. Saunders was the Timberwolves’ coach and president of basketball operations, but to residents of Minnesota, Flip was so much more, someone who loved the state as much as any native son and who promoted it at every opportunity.
Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders dies of cancer
Flip Saunders, one of the most powerful men in the NBA as coach, team president and part owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves, died Sunday of cancer after a 5 month battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He was 60.