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NBA Coach Flip Saunders Dies At 60 From Cancer

10/25/2015 12:13 PM PDT

NBA Coach Flip Saunders -- Dies At 60 ... From Cancer

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Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders has died at the age 60.

Saunders -- who announced he was being treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma in August -- passed away Sunday from the disease.

On Friday, the T'Wolves announced Saunders would miss the upcoming season after experiencing complications from the cancer.

Flip's coaching career spanned over 35 years -- including 17 seasons as an NBA coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards -- where he won 654 games.

The NBA community has expressed sorrow ... with stars like LeBron James, Kevin Love and John Wall sending messages to the Saunders family.


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