Philip Daniel "Flip" Saunders (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.
1995–2005 Minnesota Timberwolves
2005–2008 Detroit Pistons
2009–2012 Washington Wizards
2014–2015 Minnesota Timberwolves
Flip Saunders cause of death and illness.
On August 11, 2015, it was announced that Saunders was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma (cancer from blood). He declared in August that he was being treated for this disease. Doctors considered it "very treatable and curable" and Saunders at the time said he planned to remain the Timberwolves' head coach and president of basketball operations. However, after being hospitalized following a setback in September, it was announced that he would miss the entire 2015–16 NBA season.
Saunders died on October 25, 2015, at age 60.
Flip Saunders Gets Ejected vs Celtics - ( 1-02-2012 )