Flip Saunders, the longtime NBA coach who won more than 650 games in nearly two decades and was trying to rebuild the Minnesota Timberwolves as team president, coach and part owner, died Sunday, the team said. He was 60.
The Twins are fighting for a playoff spot, the Vikings are off to a nice start, the Wild are starting a new season, the Timberwolves are loaded with young talent, and the Lynx are in the WNBA finals...
Flip Saunders announced a few weeks ago that he had a Hodgkin's Lymphoma, which is a form of cancer. Flip originally stated that the cancer was "treatable and curable" and that he would continue to serve as both head coach and as the president of basketball operations. We are unsure how long Mitchell will be the interim head coach, but expect him to be interim at least for a couple of months.
Minnesota Timberwolves head coach and president Flip Saunders revealed today that he is undergoing treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system. Saunders' doctors say that it is a, “treatable and curable form of cancer,” and he plans to continue with his team duties.
The Timberwolves have come to an agreement to sign 6'11 forward Kevin Garnett to a 2-year contract. The 39-year old is expected to play approximately 20 minutes per game next season. Garnett is expected to sign the deal later this week.
The Wolves could not slow down "The Brow," Anthony Davis, who scored 24 points while adding 11 rebounds, five assists and six blocked shots. The Pelicans are now 44-37 and tied for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Sure Minnesota Timberwolves' Zac Levine won the Slam-Dunk contest during the NBA All-Star Weekend, but this is the regular season baby -- and I vote for T-Wolves' Andrew Wiggins' dunk last night over Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert for the Dunk of the Year. BAM!
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