The NBA world was rocked by the loss of longtime head coach Flip Saunders over the weekend. Saunders, who had most recently coached the Minnesota Timberwolves, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma and had been undergoing treatment all summer before passing away on Sunday. He was 60 years old.
The Wolves had reportedly been in the midst of practice when news of Saunders' passing reached the team. Basketball activities were halted, and Kevin Garnett walked straight to Saunders' parking space, according to the Associated Press.
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Saunders had been hospitalized for more than a month.
Rick Carlisle, president of NBA Coaches Association, says coaches leaguewide will wear lapel pin this season to honor Flip Saunders' memory