Flip Saunders Worked For This

This August excitement was what Flip Saunders worked  so hard for. He traded for Andrew Wiggins. He drafted Zach LaVine and Karl-Anthony Towns. He was beginning a rebuild that would reap rewards once player development transitioned into player excellence, and if life was fair, Flip Saunders would be feted for his acumen. But the man…

The Flip Saunders Effect

Minnesota 117, Atlanta 107 The Minnesota Timberwolves have not lost a game on the road. They won opening night at the Lakers by a point. The won at Denver by 17 points. They shocked the Bulls in overtime; the Bulls didn’t score in the extra period and the T-Wolves left Chicago in ecstasy with a…

Prayers For Flip Saunders

Flip Saunders cancer fight has taken a turn for the worse, according to reports coming out of Minneapolis. Saunders is in a hospital fighting Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer that originates in the white blood cells. Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a more aggressive strain of the lymphoma cancers and Saunders, with his family at his side, is…

Sam Mitchell Replaces Flip Saunders As T-Wolves Coach

(this article was first written before Flip Saunders died of cancer. It has been updated). When Flip Saunders announced he was battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer that originates in the white blood cells, cancer survivors were skeptical he’d be back on the sidelines in eight weeks. Chemotherapy, which was a significant part of Saunders wellness…

Flip Saunders Fighting Cancer

Minnesota Timberwolves coach and General Manager Flip Saunders has Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a cancer that originates in the white blood cells. Saunders was diagnosed 8 weeks ago by Timberwolves Vice President of Team Medical Services Sheldon Burns. According to the Timberwoves team statement, chemotherapy treatment began immediately. Saunders is being treated at the…