Kevin Garnett has bitterness towards Timberwolves owner

Despite playing 14 of his 21 NBA seasons with the Timberwolves and retiring with them last summer, Kevin Garnett isn’t particularly pleased with the way that his time in Minnesota ended.In an interview with Adi Joseph of For The Win that ran on Tuesday, the 15-time All-Star revealed that there was talk under former head coach and president of basketball operations Flip Saunders...
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Flip Saunders’ family creates memorial fund in his memory

Minnesota basketball — and the NBA world at-large — is still left reeling in the aftermath of the shocking and untimely death of Flip Saunders due to complications from his battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The family of the late Minnesota Timberwolves executive, head coach and part owner have announced it has created a memorial fund in tribute of the life he lived. The Flip...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves embark on a new era in sadness

When The Sports Post asked me to write a season-opening feature on the Minnesota Timberwolves for our NBA section, I was excited to do it. I had spent six years working for the Wolves in the mid-to-late-90s, and the team now appeared on the verge of turning around a decade of futility. The Wolves had gotten the No. 1 overall draft choice in the 2015 draft for the first time in...
Via The Sports Post
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves, Lakers honor Flip Saunders with warm-up shirts

Last month, Flip Saunders took a leave of absence from the Timberwolves to focus on his health as he was battling Hodgkin’s Lyphoma. On Sunday, Saunders lost his fight with the disease at the age of 60. As the Timberwolves got their season underway against the Lakers Wednesday, Saunders was on the mind of players from both teams. During pregame warmups, each team wore shooting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA coaches to honor Flip Saunders with lapel pins

With the news of Flip Saunders’ death on Sunday, many involved in the NBA have reached out to offer their condolences. And now, the NBA Coaches Association plans to honor the late Minnesota Timberwolves coach for the entire season. “To honor Coach Saunders, the NBA Coaches Association will dedicate the coming NBA season to his memory and during games all Coaches will wear...
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders: 1955-2015

Reaction to the death of Minnesota Timberwolves head coach and team president Flip Saunders rippled through a heartbroken NBA on Sunday. Grief in the face of a too-early departure from this earth formed the core of the league’s response to the shattering news. Sadness about the loss of a man in the middle of his professional prime, on the verge of restoring the same franchise...
Via Crossover Chronicles
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders dies of cancer at age 60

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders has passed away. Saunders, who also served as the team’s president of basketball operations, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in June. The Timberwolves recently announced that he would not coach this upcoming season due to complications with his cancer treatment. Saunders lost his battle on Sunday. He was 60. It is with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

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 the prognosis has devolved into a “life threatening” situation. Minneapolis Star Tribune‘s Timberwolves beat writer Jerry Zgoda took part in a live chat Thursday and his...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

By Darryn Albert 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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Flip Saunders prefers Okafor but staff likes Towns

By David Kenyon 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, T-Wolves head coach and President of Basketball Operations Flip Saunders prefers Okafor, but the rest...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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