Minnesota Coach Flip Saunders Dies at Age 60
“Forever in my heart.” That was the touching tribute from center Kevin Garnett after the death of his mentor. The president and coach of the Timberwolves, who netted over 1,000 victories during a 35-year career, announced in August that he had Hodgkins lymphoma, receiving an “overwhelming” outpouring of support. While the NBA tips off a new season tomorrow, for many the mood is somber at the loss of a man who shepherded scores of players to greatness. Saunders will be remembered as one of the kindest coaches in the league.