Flip Saunders

Basketball Coach

Birthday February 23, 1955

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace Cleveland, OH

DEATH DATE Oct 25, 2015 (60)

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Ten-year coach of the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves who also coached the Pistons and the Wizards.

Before Fame

He returned to his alma mater, the University of Minnesota, to coach for five years before joining the NBA.


He guided the Timberwolves to their first playoff appearance in 1996-97.

Family Life

His son Ryan followed in his footsteps, playing college basketball at the University of Minnesota.

Associated With

He was a teammate of Kevin McHale at the University of Minnesota.