Some very sad new this afternoon: Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders has passed away at age 60 after his battle with cancer.
Sanders was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma this August, but he hoped to coach the Wolves this season after doctors described his condition as “very treatable and curable”. He took a leave of absence last month, and the team announced that he wouldn’t be returning for the year only two days ago.
Flip led Tayshaun Prince and the Pistons to a franchise best 64 wins in 2005, and would have coached Karl-Anthony Towns this season.
It’s amazing to see how quickly a disease like this can progress. Cancer really sucks.
Rest in peace, Flip.