Minnesota Timberwolves Head Coach Phil “Flip” Saunders has passed away

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MINNESOTA — Phil “Flip” Saunders, head coach of the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves, has died, the team announced Sunday, October 25th.

Saunders, who also served as the team’s president of basketball operations and part owner, was 60.

The veteran coach was being treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. On Friday, the team announced that Saunders would sit out the upcoming basketball season.