Flip Saunders Rumors
The Flip Saunders Legacy Fund, established by the family of the late Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations and head coach Flip Saunders, will make a donation of $6,000 to the Timberwolves & Lynx Basketball Academy at the Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers game tonight. Debbie Saunders and Timberwolves Vice President of Communications Brad Ruiter will be on hand to present the check to the Academy at center court before tip-off.
“Both of us were on the bench, we started when Flip was here,” Dieng said. “We get to know each other. That’s how that two-man game start, with me and Zach. He was on the bench and wanted to play. I was, too. When we got in, I tried to get him the ball and he’d try to hit me.”
Somewhere between 80 and 100 people returned last weekend for another game, another cookout, another celebration of family and friendship. They came to try to continue the healing process, to move forward but never move on, following Flip’s death. “This was the hardest one,” said Debbie, Flip’s wife of 37 years. “I can’t believe I’m saying that without crying. But I think because we did it the way we always did, it is exactly how he would have wanted it.”
KAT: It’s amazing the veterans that we had, how Flip’s vision of having veterans not only included having very talented and Hall of Fame-ballot veterans, but having veterans that had great personalities. And their personalities meshed in completely well with ours, and that’s why we were so successful at getting better and progressing so quickly to the team that we wanted to be. Tayshaun, Andre Miller, KG…they meshed with us so well, personally, and in our lives and everything. Our locker room—other than Kentucky—was the best I’ve ever been a part of, and that’s a testament to Flip’s vision.