FLIP SAUNDERS NEWS

A Country for Old Men

The Minnesota Timberwolves are absolutely loaded with high-upside talent and players who could emerge as critical pieces, but the team featured little in the way of veteran leadership and presence. Over the offseason, Flip Saunders and company have complimented their fountain of youth with a trio of elders, most recently signing Tayshaun Prince. August moves at a snail’s pace...
Via The Lottery Mafia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

TLM Podcast Ep. 58 – Rookie Extensions, and lottery coaches

When we said last week that our podcast would be recorded every Tuesday or Thursday, we meant it. Still, we had to break that promise, thanks to some major delays in the installation of James’ brand new internet service. Finally though, we were able to record, and to thank you for waiting patiently, we will have TWO episodes recorded this week. Episode 58 deals with rookie extensions...
Via The Lottery Mafia
7 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves announce signing of Tayshaun Prince

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves have announced the signing of veteran forward Tayshaun Prince. The Wolves agreed to terms last week with Prince on a one-year deal for the veteran minimum. The contract became official on Thursday, giving the Wolves another veteran to mentor a young roster. Prince averaged 7.5 points in 58 games last year for Memphis, Detroit and Boston...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders says Kevin Garnett, Tayshaun Prince can start 'defensive culture'

People like to make fun of the "veteran leadership" narratives that come with experienced players joining young teams, but they can actually make a difference. Flip Saunders tweeted as much over the weekend:Flip does make a good point. Garnett is known as one of the ultimate leaders of his basketball generation. He's not just a guy who plays and practices hard. He's also someone...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Not Another Power Ranking: #30 Minnesota Timberwolves

If there is one thing I know that the world of sports needs more of, it’s power rankings. For the next 30 days, I will be ranking the 30 teams in the National Basketball Association from the Bottom of the Barrel to the Heroes of the Hoop. Let’s kick things off with the team who was able to achieve the top tier in one category; the first NBA Draft pick.  That is of course the...
Via Total Sports Live
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders Diagnosed With Cancer

It takes announcements like this for us to take a step back and realize what’s truly important. Because at certain times, wins, losses and championships don’t even matter. Some form of that is probably what those close to Flip Saunders […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Coach Flip Saunders Has ‘Treatable’ Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders said he’s being treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and his doctors consider it “very treatable and curable.” Saunders was diagnosed with a cancer of the immune system two months ago and has been undergoing chemotherapy. He plans to remain as the Timberwolves head coach and top executive while being treated...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  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
21 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...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves' Flip Saunders says he has lymphoma

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
21 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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders Undergoing Chemotherapy For Lymphoma

Flip Saunders announced he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma and is currently undergoing chemotherapy for what doctors call a "very treatable and curable form of cancer," the Minnesota Timberwolves announced. Saunders will continue uninterrupted with his duties with the Timberwolves. “I am taking it step by step and day by day to understand how to best manage this process...
Via RealGM
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves' Flip Saunders says he has 'very treatable' 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 treatments for Hodgkin's 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...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves' Flip Saunders says he has 'very treatable' 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 treatments for Hodgkin's 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...
Via Fox Sports North
21 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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via RealGM
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves introduce European star Bjelica

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Five years after Nemanja Bjelica's rights were acquired by Minnesota, the Timberwolves have finally added him to the roster. The wait was worth it for this 27-year-old rookie-to-be. In his mind, Bjelica believed he was ready for the NBA right away. Now that he's arriving with more experience and a Euroleague MVP award, well, he ought to be all the better for it...
Via AP on Fox
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports North
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves' Saunders: Garnett can still make 'huge impact'

The last time Flip Saunders saw Kevin Garnett this amped up in the summer, it was more than a decade ago, when "The Big Ticket" was leading the Timberwolves to the playoffs on a regular basis. That's one reason why Saunders is so thrilled to be reunited with Garnett for the 2015-16 NBA campaign. "He's been working out this whole summer. (And) when KG puts his mind to something, he...
Via Fox Sports North
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves coach Saunders says he plans to start Garnett next season

  Minnesota Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders says he plans to start Kevin Garnett next season and believes he can still make a significant impact at age 39. Garnett signed his two-year, $16 million contract on Friday. Saunders says he expects the franchise icon to not only be a leader in practice and off the court, but also to play well when he's on it. Saunders says...
Via AP on Fox
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

The Timberwolves aren't interested in signing any more free agents

The Minnesota Timberwolves altered the course of their franchise this offseason, grabbing Karl-Anthony Towns with the first overall pick in the 2015 draft, re-signing Kevin Garnett to a two-year contract and, for good measure, adding the Euroleague MVP, Nemanja Bjelica. Right now, they don't have much cap room to spend, but can still clear some if they want. Nikola Pekovic and Anthony...
Via Fox Sports
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Wolves and Tyus Jones agree to deal

Tyus Jones and the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to a deal, reports Darren Wolfson. The deal has been done for days and Jones will take the court tomorrow for the Wolves’ summer league practice.  Jones was selected 24 overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers and was then traded to his hometown team. Jones is from Apple Valley, MN and grew up as a Timberwolves fan.  Draft reports...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Adding Nemanja Bjelica up next for Timberwolves?

The Minnesota Timberwolves appear to be poised to add another top-10 2015 draft pick to the fold. At least, head coach and president of operations Flip Saunders believes Nemanja Bjelica would have been one of the top selections in this year's draft had he been available. Instead, Minnesota acquired the rights to Bjelica in a 2010 draft-day trade and have watched as his game has blossomed...
Via Fox Sports North
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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