Flip Saunders

Phillip "Flip" Saunders (born February 23, 1955) is an American basketball coach who last served as head coach of the NBA's Detroit Pistons. Saunders was one of the most successful coaches in the history of the Continental Basketball Association. Saunders was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was an All-America basketball player at Cuyahoga Heights High School in suburban Cleveland. In his senior season, 1973, he was named Ohio's Class A High School Basketball Player of the Year, leading the state in scoring average with 32.0 points per game. At the University of Minnesota he started 101 of his 103 career contests and as a senior teamed with Ray Williams, Mychal Thompson, Kevin McHale, who was part of the Boston Celtics legacy of the 1980s, and more recently, has been the Minnesota Timberwolves' vice president of basketball operations. Together they led the Gophers to a school-best 24-3 record. Saunders began his coaching career at Golden Valley Lutheran College where he compiled a 92-13 record, including a perfect 56-0 mark at home, in four seasons. In 1981, he became an assistant coach at his alma mater, Minnesota, and helped guide the Golden Gophers to the Big Ten championship that


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    The Associated Press 22 hours ago
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Robbie Hummel. Hummel's agency, Priority Sports, announced the agreement on Monday night. He averaged 3.4 points in just over 12 minutes per game as ...
  • Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn., Tom Powers column

    St. Paul Pioneer Press 2 days ago
    For taking life's sour lemons and making them into fresh lemonade, Flip Saunders, Glen Taylor and the entire Timberwolves front office should receive some sort of public service award. A feint here, a little misdirection there and several well-timed ...
  • Timberwolves: LeBron James wants Kevin Love for Cavs

    St. Paul Pioneer Press 5 days ago
    It's heating up. With reports of Golden State and the Timberwolves reigniting trade talks for Wolves all-star forward Kevin Love, another franchise's possible offer appears to have more steam. LeBron James says he wants to play with Love ...
  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis) Michael Rand column

    Star Tribune 5 days ago
    It's going to be great when the Timberwolves and Cavaliers stop posturing and make the rarest of sports trades: The deal that not only benefits both sides, but is almost perfect. The day we no longer have to hear ...
  • AP source: Wolves, Warriors restart Love talks

    The Associated Press 1 week ago
    Kevin Love
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have reopened trade talks for All-Star forward Kevin Love, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday. With most of the NBA in Las Vegas ...
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    James goes home to Cavs; will Love join him there?

    Star Tribune 1 week ago
    Seeking both redemption and a return home, NBA superstar LeBron James announced by magazine essay Friday that he will play again for the Cleveland Cavaliers, four years and two titles after he so infamously left. His decision -- note the lowercase ...

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