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NBA Players, Coaches and Franchises Pay Tribute to Flip Saunders

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    NBA Players, Coaches and Franchises Pay Tribute to Flip Saunders
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    This is a June 25, 2015, file photo showing Minnesota Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders addressing the media during an NBA basketball news conference in Minneapolis. Saunders died of cancer on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. He was 60.

    Longtime NBA coach Phil 'Flip' Saunders passed away Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 60.

    Saunders won more than 650 games in nearly two decades as coach of the Minnesotta Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons, and Washington Wizards.

    'Flip' was trying to rebuild the Timberwolves as team president, coach and part owner at the time of his death.  The team annouced his unexpected passing in a statement on Sunday afternoon.

    Former and current NBA players, coaches and NBA franchises turned to social media to offer their condolences to the Saunders' family and pay tribute to the beloved coach with touching photos and heartfelt messages.