Minnesota Timberwolves Coach 'Flip' Saunders lost his battle with cancer earlier today.

Saunders first announced he was battling Hodgkin's lymphoma back in August.  Coach Saunders planned to remain in his position of head coach as doctors treating him considered the lymphoma to be 'treatable'.

Phil 'Flip' Saunders amassed more than 1,000 victories during a coaching career that covered thirty five years.There was an announcement  on Friday that Saunders would miss the entire upcoming NBA season.

Flip Saunders was 60 years old.