Kevin Garnett Pays Powerful Tribute To Flip Saunders On Facebook (Photo)


The basketball world was hit with shocking news Sunday when the Minnesota Timberwolves announced head coach Flip Saunders died at the age of 60 after a battle with cancer.

As expected, Saunders’ passing hit the Timberwolves hard, especially veteran forward Kevin Garnett, who played the first ten seasons of his NBA career (1995-2005) under Saunders during the head coach’s first stint in Minnesota.

Shortly after Saunders’ passing, Garnett took to Facebook to pay a powerful tribute to his beloved coach.

Saunders was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in August that doctors initially thought was treatable, but he took a leave of absence in September after complications arose following a surgery. The Timberwolves have named Sam Mitchell as the team’s interim head coach.

Thumbnail photo via Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett pays tribute to head coach Flip Saunders, who died Sunday.
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