Veteran NBA coach Flip Saunders dies at 60

Posted at 12:53 PM, Oct 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-25 14:53:05-04
By Mariano Castillo


(CNN) — Phil “Flip” Saunders, head coach of the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves, has died, the team announced Sunday.

Saunders, who also served as the team’s president of basketball operations and part owner, was 60.

The veteran coach was being treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. On Friday, the team announced that Saunders would sit out the upcoming basketball season.

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