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Flip Saunders Loses Fight With Cancer at 60

TwolvesFlip Saunders The sporting world learned of Minnesota Timberwolves' coach, president, owner and adopted son Flip Saunders' cancer in August and Sunday we were saddled with the terrible news of his passing. Former Gopher Philip “Flip” Saunders, 60, had been described as an ambassador for basketball and a "basketball lifer." Fans and players reminisced about Flip's impact after news broke of his passing due to Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Saunders played point guard and coach-on-the-floor for the Golden Gophers from 1974-1977 as an important player in...

Kevin Garnett: Timberwolves' Sherpa?

kevin garnett returns to minnesota As Minnesota Connected reported last Friday, this Wednesday night, Kevin Garnett will pull a #21 Timberwolves jersey over his distinctive wiry shoulders for the first time in nearly eight years. After what is sure to be a goose bump-inducing player introduction sequence (which will, no doubt, involve Diddy’s “Coming Home”), the house lights will come...

Congrats Minnesota -- All Your Sports Teams Suck

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Well, Minnesota sports fans, it sure has been tough to be us the past few weeks. 2015 has not been kind to the Land of 10,000 Lakes, not one bit. Since December 30th, the Wild, Timberwolves, and Gopher Men's Hockey and Basketball are a collective 3-22. No, your eyes do not deceive you -- four teams, three with relatively high expectations, only netting three wins in just over two weeks. Even aside from this new year that is only a couple weeks old, it has been a rough stretch for Minnesota fans this past year. Lately, Minnesota has truly been the home of Loserville USA (as...

Timberwolves Training Camp Starts Up

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Four days into training camp, the Timberwolves are working on everything from cohesion to shooting. There is also a lot of competition for playing time on this squad.
“There’s a lot of young guys who want to take the spot and there’s the vets who don’t want to let that happen,” point guard Ricky Rubio told the team. “… I’d say that’s good with a training camp.”
Camp kicked off at Minnesota State University-Mankato with "...

Timberwolves President Flip Saunders Hires Flip Saunders as New Head Coach

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Yes, that headline is correct. Flip Saunders hired himself as the new head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves today. Saunders was looking long and hard for a head coach with plenty of NBA experience -- so it comes as a surprise to few people in the know that he hired himself. Many long thought this might be the move Saunders would make -- now those theories were correct as Saunders will now act as both president...