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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...
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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...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Flip Saunders diagnosed with cancer

Earlier today Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders revealed that he is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Saunders alongside his point guard, Ricky Rubio. In a statement released by Saunders, he revealed that the cancer was first detected eight weeks ago by Dr. Sheldon Burns, Minnesota’s Vice President of Team...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves president, coach Saunders says he has lymphoma

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders says he is being treated for cancer. Saunders announced on Tuesday that he has been undergoing chemotherapy for Hodgkins lymphoma. He says his doctors are calling it "very treatable and curable." Saunders plans to remain as the Timberwolves head coach and top executive while being treated. He says he is determined...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders goes on Twitter rant

Minnesota Timberwolves president and head coach Flip Saunders has been criticized for his inability to embrace the three-point line. Last year, Minnesota attempted only 14.9 threes per game, which ranked last in the entire NBA. But Saunders isn't interested in that number, and he took to Twitter over the weekend to clear the air.The year before, with Rick Adelman as head coach and...
Via Fox Sports
August 03, 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. “...
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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

Redick: Flip Saunders told me to ‘shut the f— up’ three times

J.J. Redick was ejected during the final two minutes of the Los Angeles’ Clippers win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. With the way Redick makes it sound, T-Wolves coach Flip Saunders should have been the one who was given the boot. Redick told reporters after the game that he got into it with...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders brings son Ryan on as Wolves assistant coach

Another trusted member of head coach Flip Saunders' inner circle has joined the Timberwolves staff, and he's got a familiar name. Minnesota announced Tuesday that Ryan Saunders had been named an assistant coach, joining David Adelman, Sidney Lowe and Sam Mitchell on his father's bench. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ryan Saunders, 28, spent the last five seasons as an assistant...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders to wear two hats for Timberwolves, takes over as head coach

Since it appeared that no one wanted to coach the Minnesota Timberwolves, President of Basketball Operations Flip Saunders reportedly has decided to hire himself and will be the next coach of the long-floundering franchise, according to a Star Tribune report referencing AP sources. A source told that Saunders intends to reach out to Chauncey […] The post Flip Saunders...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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