Phil ‘Flip’ Saunders, Minnesota Timberwolves Head Coach, Dies at 60

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Head coach Flip Saunders of the Minnesota Timberwolves gestures during the game with the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on March 9, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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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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