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Saunders Hadn't Given Up On Re-Signing Love Before Wiggins' Trade

Flip Saunders was entirely prepared to keep Kevin Love as he entered free agency in 2015 until the Cleveland Cavaliers approached the Minnesota Timberwolves with the Andrew Wiggins' trade. "I didn’t have a problem keeping Kevin into the final year of his deal and coaching him," said Saunders. "Guys just don’t turn down the extra year and $30 million. Even though he maybe wanted...
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Wolves, Saunders introduce eager-to-learn European star Bjelica

MINNEAPOLIS -- Five years after he was acquired, the Minnesota Timberwolves have finally added Nemanja Bjelica (Nay-MAHN-yah Bee-EHL-eat-zah) to their roster. Bjelica was introduced at a news conference Wednesday. At one point, Bjelica said he needs to "learn many things here." President and coach Flip Saunders turned to the 6-foot-10 Bjelica at the podium and responded while patting...
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17 days ago  |  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

Timerwolves go crazy celebrating winning NBA draft lottery (Video)

The Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday night and celebrated like a bunch of mad men. This video was uploaded to YouTube by the T-Wolves and it shows coach/GM Flip Saunders and others cheering each time another team’s ping pong ball came up before theirs. Saunders was the most vocal, yelling, “Just...Read More
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May 20, 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
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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
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Saunders happy to come home to Minnesota, help develop Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- From a young age, Ryan Saunders was an admitted eavesdropper. During his father's first tenure as the Timberwolves' head coach, Saunders used to loiter around the Target Center, gazing up at the faces of Ervin Johnson and Michael Olowokandi. He'd often hang out in the team's training room and soak in conversations between Kevin Garnett and Sam Mitchell. "I remember...
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July 01, 2014  |  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

Flip Saunders to become Timberwolves head coach

Flip Saunders, who has been searching for a new head coach for Minnesota since April, has decided to take on the job himself. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Saunders is interested in hiring Chauncey Billups as his assistant coach. Saunders, 59, has been coaching in the NBA since 1995. He... The post Flip Saunders Becomes Wolves Head Coach appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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