Karl-Anthony Towns wears Flip Saunders’ wedding band on his neck

Karl-Anthony Towns won over fans for the best showing at the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday. Towns, the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, represented his Minnesota Timberwolves at the lottery. Around his neck he was wearing the wedding band of the late Flip Saunders: Saunders died on Oct. 25, 2015 after losing his battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He was the Timberwolves’ head coach...
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May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Karl-Anthony Towns Will Wear Flip Saunders’ Wedding Ring For Luck To Tonight’s NBA Draft Lottery

Last year, the Minnesota Timberwolves were the big winners of the NBA Draft Lottery, landing the No. 1 pick which allowed them to take burgeoning superstar Karl-Anthony Towns out of Kentucky. Towns was this year’s unanimous rookie of the year, and has former an impressive young core with Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine and others. Tonight, the Wolves have the fifth-best odds to win...
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May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns donates car to charity on behalf of Flip Saunders

Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns earned the NBA’s Rookie of the Year on Monday, receiving a unanimous vote in his favor. Towns, the No. 1 overall pick in last June’s draft, was selected by the late-great Flip Saunders, who served as the T’wolves head coach and president of basketball operations until he succumbed to Hodgkin’s lymphoma back in October. ...
Via Sportsnaut
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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

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 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...
Via Sportsnaut
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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