The Minnesota Timberwolves host their first home game of the season tonight, and beforehand played a long and heartfelt tribute to Flip Saunders, who died of Hodgkin’s lymphoma a week ago. Saunders was the Timberwolves’ coach and president of basketball operations, but to residents of Minnesota, Flip was so much more, someone who loved the state as much as any native son and who promoted it at every opportunity.

Timberwolves Play Heartrending Tribute To Flip Saunders Before Home Opener

The Minnesota Timberwolves host their first home game of the season tonight, and beforehand played a long and heartfelt tribute to Flip Saunders, who died of Hodgkin’s lymphoma a week ago. Saunders was the Timberwolves’ coach and president of basketball operations, but to residents of Minnesota, Flip was so much more, someone who loved the state as much as any native son and who promoted it at every opportunity.

Flip Saunders Is Being Treated For Hodgkins Lymphoma - http://gazettereview.com/2015/08/flip-saunders-is-being-treated-for-hodgkins-lymphoma/

Flip Saunders Is Being Treated For Hodgkins Lymphoma - http://gazettereview.com/2015/08/flip-saunders-is-being-treated-for-hodgkins-lymphoma/

Q&A: Flip Saunders on Building the Baby T-Wolves, Luck, and Mountain Dew

Q&A: Flip Saunders on Building the Baby T-Wolves, Luck, and Mountain Dew

Flip Saunders Hospitalized During Cancer Treatment And Steps Aside With Timberwolves

Flip Saunders Hospitalized During Cancer Treatment And Steps Aside With Timberwolves

Flip Saunders, one of the most powerful men in the NBA as coach, team president and part owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves, died Sunday of cancer after a 5 month battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He was 60.

Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders dies of cancer

Flip Saunders, one of the most powerful men in the NBA as coach, team president and part owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves, died Sunday of cancer after a 5 month battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He was 60.

FLIP SAUNDERS SIGNED 4X6 AUTOGRAPH JSA COA COACH PISTONS TIMBERWOLVES WIZARDS

Flip saunders signed 4x6 autograph jsa coa coach pistons timberwolves wizards

Flip Saunders, center, welcomed Wolves' first-round pick Kevin Garnett in 1995, along with Glen Taylor and Kevin McHale.

Flip Saunders, center, welcomed Wolves' first-round pick Kevin Garnett in 1995, along with Glen Taylor and Kevin McHale.

Bidding has begun on NBA Minnesota Timberwolves Suite Tickets and the opportunity to meet Coach Flip Saunders!!  Winner and three guests will sit in a team suite and meet Flip Saunders after the game.  Also included is an autographed basketball from Kevin Love.  Comes with a COA.  Bidding ends July 16th for this once in a lifetime opportunity!

NBA Minnesota Timberwolves Suite Tickets, Meet Flip Saunders

Bidding has begun on NBA Minnesota Timberwolves Suite Tickets and the opportunity to meet Coach Flip Saunders!! Winner and three guests will sit in a team suite and meet Flip Saunders after the game. Also included is an autographed basketball from Kevin Love. Comes with a COA. Bidding ends July 16th for this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Kevin Garnet and Flip Saunders

Kevin Garnet and Flip Saunders

Flip Saunders: Match-Up Zone Defense and Special Drills, Part I & II

Basketball Defense - Match-up Zone Defense, Coach's Clipboard Basketball Coaching and Playbook

Flip Saunders: Match-Up Zone Defense and Special Drills, Part I & II

Flip Saunders passes away at age 60, Timberwolves announce - SBNation.com

Flip Saunders passes away at age 60, Timberwolves announce

Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders dies of cancer at age 60

Wolves coach Saunders dies of cancer at age 60

Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders dies of cancer at age 60

Warriors’ Shaun Livingston on how important the late Flip Saunders was to his revival

Warriors’ Shaun Livingston on how important the late Flip Saunders was to his revival

Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders dies of cancer at age 60.. Oct 25th 2015   RIP Flip you will be missed!

Wolves coach Saunders dies of cancer at age 60

Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders dies of cancer at age 60.. Oct 25th 2015 RIP Flip you will be missed!

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