NBA Head Coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves and part owner Phil “Flip” Saunders has died from complication of Hodgkin lymphoma.
The Minnesota Timberwolves Team issued a statement, on their official website.
“It is with extreme sadness that the Minnesota Timberwolves today learned that Phil “Flip” Saunders, who served as the team’s President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach, in addition to being a minority owner of the team, passed away today at age 60.”
The NBA Commissioner Adam Silver also issued a statement.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement regarding the passing of Flip Saunders pic.twitter.com/qsh5usiYmw
— NBA (@NBA) October 25, 2015
Shortly after the news broke NBA Players took to Facebook and Twitter.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 25, 2015