Flip Saunders

American basketball player, coach, executive (1955-2015)

Philip Daniel "Flip" Saunders[1] (February 23, 1955 – October 25, 2015) was an American basketball player and coach. During his career, he coached the Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards.[2] He began his career as a coach in 1977. He retired in 2015 due to health reasons.

Saunders in January 2011

Saunders was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He studied at the University of Minnesota. Saunders died of Hodgkin's lymphoma in Minneapolis, Minnesota, aged 60.[3][4]

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  1. Lee, Michael (March 5, 2011). "Wizards Coach Flip Saunders honors deceased mother Kay at spirited practice". Washington Post. Retrieved June 10, 2015. Philip Daniel Saunders was named after his two grandfathers...
  2. Steinberg, Dan. "Flip Saunders joins ESPN". Washington Post. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
  3. "Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Phil "Flip" Saunders Passes Away". NBA.com. October 25, 2015. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  4. "Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders dies of cancer at age 60". ESPN.com. October 25, 2015. Retrieved October 25, 2015.

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