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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:03 am    Post subject: RIP Flip Saunders

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One of the saddest days in the NBA that I can remember: Flip Saunders, great coach & great man, has passed away at a mere 60 years old #RIP
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:06 am    Post subject:

I just saw that on a football message board, so sad. Of course I didn't know him but everyone who did said he was one of the nicest guys in the NBA.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:11 am    Post subject:

I should've known it was dire but really it was just yesterday that he was only going to be gone for the season now he's gone forever.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:13 am    Post subject:

Terrible News.

RIP Flip
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:13 am    Post subject:

Condolences to his family.

This is so unexpected. I watched a behind the scene's of the Timberwolves draft, and he looked in perfect health. Shows how fragile life is.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:16 am    Post subject:

Just heard about this. WOW
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:16 am    Post subject:

I think they all knew but just said he was going to be gone for the season he's gone forever now. To think he survived that Minnesota bridge collapse only to die suddenly now.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:20 am    Post subject:

Horrible.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:22 am    Post subject:

RIP.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:23 am    Post subject:

Just saw this ...

Horrible news. RIP Flip
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:25 am    Post subject:

Terribly sad. As a native Minnesotan, I'm always grateful for what he did in basically help save the NBA in the state. People ripped on the Wolves for all those first-round exits...but look at the records before he got there with McHale. and now he had put together all that young talent. Ugh.

He was a JUCO coach in the league I played in in Minnesota. Where he got his start. He went a mere 56-0 at home during his time there.

He also played for the Gophers and was ringleader of the famous pregame warmups started by Bill Musselman. Wanna have some fun? Watch their warmups from 1975. Imagine a team doing this today.

http://bit.ly/1jkChkh

And a story about them:
http://strib.mn/1LvjLHc
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:26 am    Post subject:

RIP FS, nice guy
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:35 am    Post subject:

Read this in a comments section after it was reported he remained hospitalized back on Oct 1:

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That is very concerning for someone with Hodgkin’s disease. People with Hodgkin’s lymphoma should not spend much time in the hospital at all. Hodgkin’s is very curable, but less so for people in their sixties compared to teens or people in their twenties. Older people are also more prone to life threatening side effects such as heart damage from doxorubicin, or lung damage from bleomycin. These toxicities can be unpredictable, occur without warning, and be untreatable.

Infection can occur, but is less likely to lead to a prolonged hospitalization. And there is always the small chance that he just isn’t responding to treatment, but that is unlikely to result in hospitalization. There are effective second line treatments available, but primary treatment resistance is a bad thing.

Of the few people I have seen die of Hodgkin’s, most of them have been older and have died due to treatment toxicity, not the disease.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:38 am    Post subject:

When I think of the T'Wolves, I think of him and KG. RIP.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:46 am    Post subject:

RIP
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:52 am    Post subject:

RIP. Stunned. With the news that he wouldn't come back this season I figured that he was in for a struggle, didn't expect this.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:54 am    Post subject:

Terrible news. My condolences to his family.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:06 am    Post subject:

Rip Flip.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:07 am    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
I just saw that on a football message board, so sad. Of course I didn't know him but everyone who did said he was one of the nicest guys in the NBA.



Yep, nice guy. We played a little BB back in the early 70's...a shame..
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:12 am    Post subject:

Wow.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:10 pm    Post subject:

Damn. This sucks. The guy's name was synonymous to basketball for me. RIP.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:11 pm    Post subject:

RIP coach Saunders.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:32 pm    Post subject:

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/minnesota-timberwolves-coach-flip-saunders-tells-actor-jack-news-photo/563568221

I will never forget Jack Nicholson going absolutely crazy on the ref's one game and Flip Saunders talked Jack back to his seat before the ref's ejected Jack from the game. Kobe thought it was hilarious and compared it to Jack in the movie "Anger Management". Flip could have said to hell with it and let Jack get tossed but the good man that he was Flip helped old Jack out. I always thought it was a classy move on Flips part.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:49 pm    Post subject:

RIP


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