Minnesota Timberwolves Coach Flip Saunders Passes Away

Minnesota Timberwolves Coach Flip Saunders Passes Away
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It is with much sadness that CarSoup.com learned today of the passing of Phil “Flip” Saunders, Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Glen Taylor, Timberwolves owner, released this statement:

It is with tremendous difficulty and deep sadness that the Timberwolves acknowledge the passing of our President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach, Flip Saunders. Flip was a symbol of strength, compassion, and dignity for our organization. He was a shining example of what a true leader should be, defined by his integrity and kindness to all he encountered. Today is not a day to reflect on Flip’s accomplishments in basketball or what he brought to us as an organization on the court, but rather to indicate what he meant to us as a co-worker, friend, member of the community and the basketball world at large. We as an organization are devastated by his passing, and our hearts and prayers go out to Debbie and the entire Saunders family as they endure this extraordinary loss.

From everyone at CarSoup.com, our thoughts and prayers go out to Flip’s wife and children, and all of Flip’s many friends and fans.

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