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.
It is with extreme sadness to report that today Phil “Flip” Saunders has passed away at age 60. pic.twitter.com/l8tthTocAt
— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) October 25, 2015