There’s some sad news to report from the NBA this Sunday. Flip Saunders, the head coach and president of basketball operations for the Timberwolves, has passed away at the age of 60. He was fighting a battle with Hodgkin‘s lymphoma, an affliction he announced back in August.
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
Today’s practice has been cancelled & there will be no media availability. We will follow up with more information as it becomes available. — Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) October 25, 2015
Saunders also coached the Timberwolves from 1995 to 2015. He also had stints with the Wizards and Pistons.
Saunders is survived by his wife and four children.