Minnestoa Timberwolves Pay Tribute to the Late, Great Flip Saunders Prior to Home Opener (Videos)
Flip Saunders will not go down as one of the greatest coaches in NBA history. He was a very good coach who racked up 654 wins over 17 seasons with the Timberwolves, Pistons, and Wizards. But he was never able to take a team past the conference finals, let alone win a ring.
Flip Saunders will go down as one of the most beloved coaches in NBA history. The man was a class act who treated everyone he met with dignity and respect. And he had a knack for getting the prickliest of NBA superstars to be team players. So when he lost his battle with lymphoma last week, the Timberwolves didn’t just lose their coach. The NBA lost a legend.
Fortunately for us, great men like Flip never really go away. They leave behind a legacy. And the T-Wolves celebrated this legacy on Monday with a touching memorial featuring tributes from around the NBA, a moving musical number and, of course, a moment of silence.
Take a look:
They don’t make ’em like that anymore.