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Report: Flip Saunders' Hodgkin's lymphoma now ‘life threatening’

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach/president of basketball operations Flip Saunders’ battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma reportedly has taken a serious turn for the worse. So much so that reports indicate his condition and prognosis has turned into a “life threatening” situation. Minneapolis Star Tribune‘s Timberwolves beat writer Jerry Zgoda took part in a live chat Thursday...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett is NOT interested in his coach's stories about the Raptors

With head coach Flip Saunders away from the team due to health reasons, assistant Sam Mitchell is currently guiding the Minnesota Timberwolves.  It's Mitchell's second stint leading an NBA team--the first was with the Toronto Raptors from 2004-2008.  Mitchell is 52 years old.  He and Kevin Garnett (39) were teammates on the Wolves from 1995-2002.The pair seems to be getting along...
Via Celtics Life
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves owner speaks on Anthony Bennett trade rumors and Flip Saunders' system

Anthony Bennett has played well for Team Canada during the FIBA Americas tournament, and because of that, the Wolves might finally find some suitors for his services in the trade market. But Wolves owner Glen Taylor says the opposite is what's true.Here's the thing about Bennett: No one wanted him or his $5.8 million contract before. After two disappointing years to start his career...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

No Need To Flip Out: How the Timberwolves will fare without Flip Saunders

Flip Saunders is taking a leave of absence for cancer treatment, but Sam Mitchell’s past relationships with Garnett and others makes him the right choice for interim head coach. Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations and head coach Flip Saunders has taken a leave of absence from the team for health reasons. While Saunders takes time off and hopefully makes a full recovery...
Via The Lottery Mafia
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Saunders takes leave of absence for fight with cancer

    Timberwolves head coach and general manager Flip Saunders has officially taken a leave of absence from the team to focus on his health in the wake of complications from his treatment for Hodgkin’s Lyphoma. Saunders was diagnosed with the disease a month ago, but was originally expected to continue with his duties uninterrupted. On Friday, the Timberwolves announced that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves' Saunders reportedly will take leave of absence from bench

Minnesota Timberwolves president/head coach Flip Saunders will be taking a leave of absence from the bench as he battles cancer, and the team will evaluate Sam Mitchell as interim head coach, Yahoo Sports/FSI NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported. Mitchell is hardly inexperienced when it comes to this position. The man who came to Minnesota as an assistant under Saunders last year...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Flip Saunders avoid being Timberwolves' Kryptonite?

The Timberwolves went from a middling team with an unhappy superstar in Kevin Love to a team with a future as bright as any team in the league in less than a year. At the head of this change is Part Owner/President/Head Coach of the team Flip Saunders, who began his second stint with the T-Wolves in the summer of 2013 after being fired as head coach back in 2005.  Since being...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

    Minnesota Timberwolves head coach and president of basketball operations Flip Saunders has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, he announced on Tuesday. The team said in an official statement that Saunders “is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment for what his doctors call a ‘very treatable and curable form of cancer.'” “I am taking it step by step...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Flip Saunders prefers Okafor but staff likes Towns

Duke’s Jahlil Okafor and Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns are the consensus top prospects for the 2015 NBA draft, and the Minnesota Timberwolves hold the No. 1 overall selection. So, which power forward will Minnesota select? According to ESPN’s Chad Ford (subscription required), T-Wolves head coach and President of Basketball Operations Flip Saunders prefers Okafor. “...
Via Sportsnaut
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders rips Jazz TV crew for T'Wolves tanking talk

The Minnesota Timberwolves have not won many games this season. Their win over the Utah Jazz on Monday night was just their third in their last 14 tries. Despite the exciting overtime victory, T-Wolves coach Flip Saunders was in no mood to celebrate after the game. Instead, Saunders was annoyed by about 25 text messages...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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