Minnesota Timberwolves coach and president of basketball operations, Philip “Flip” Saunders has passed away today, at age 60.
It is with extreme sadness to report that today Phil Flip Saunders has passed away at age 60. pic.twitter.com/l8tthTocAt
Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) October 25, 2015
Saunders’ shocking death comes after he disclosed that he was being treated for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in August but planned to remain the head coach of the ‘Wolves.
Flip Saunders coached 17 seasons in the NBA with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards, compiling a 654-594 record.