flip saunders
*On Sunday, Flip Saunders, the Minnesota Timberwolves team president, coach and part owner died at the age of 60.

Here is what the AP is reporting:

Saunders was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma in June and doctors called it “treatable and curable” when the Timberwolves made the diagnosis public in August. But he took a leave of absence from the team in September after complications arose during his recovery.

Saunders went 654-592 in 17 NBA seasons with the Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards.

Sam Mitchell has been named interim head coach of the Timberwolves and GM Milt Newton is heading the team’s personnel department.

Get the rest of this AP story at MSN News.