Wiggins, Timberwolves wish Happy Birthday to Flip Saunders

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Minnesota Timberwolves entered this season hoping to exceed expectations and turn their youth and potential into a postseason appearance. Unfortunately, Wolves coach and president Flip Saunders passed away just before the start of the season, and the Wolves have had to deal with the emotional ramifications.

A few weeks ago, after Zach LaVine won the Dunk Contest, he paid tribute to Saunders in an Instagram post. Today is not only Andrew Wiggins‘ 21st birthday, it also would have been Saunders’ 61st birthday. And Wiggins and the Timberwolves made sure to celebrate Saunders’ day…

There's no one I would rather share a birthday with. Happy birthday coach! Hope I'm making you proud.

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2 Comments

  1. Nick says:

    Nice to see the tribute to Flip by these fine young men.

  2. Witness says:

    This is awesome!