Timberwolves coach Saunders dead at 60

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Posted: Oct 25, 2015 2:39 PM

(Reuters) - Minnesota Timberwolves general manager and head coach Phil "Flip" Saunders has died at age 60, the National Basketball Association (NBA) team said on Sunday.

"It is with extreme sadness that the Minnesota Timberwolves today learned that Phil "Flip" Saunders, who served as the team's President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach, in addition to being a minority owner of the team, passed away today at age 60," the team said in a statement.

(Reporting by Larry Fine in New York; Editing by Martyn Herman)