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The sports world is mourning this morning following the passing of Minnesota Timberwolves head coach, Flip Saunders.

Saunders passed away on Sunday after a battle with cancer. Flip was 60 years old.

In August, the NBA coach, who is known for his time with the Timberwolves and Detroit Pistons, announced that he had been diagnosed and was being treated for Hodgkin lymphoma. Although Saunders had intentions on remaining head coach, he had a setback in September.

The future of Saunders’ journey as head coach was still unclear, however, on Friday, it was announced that he would be out for the entire season. Two days later, Saunders passed.

“The NBA family is mourning today over the tragic loss of our friend and colleague, Flip Saunders,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. “Flip’s untimely passing has left a gaping hole in the fabric of our league. Flip was a beloved figure around the NBA, nowhere more so than in Minnesota, demonstrating a genuine and consistent passion for his players, his team and the game. On behalf of the NBA, we offer our most sincere condolences to Flip’s wife, Debbie, their four children and the entire Minnesota Timberwolves organization.”

Several athletes have expressed their condolences via social media, many sharing what an incredible coach he truly was. One of the many stars speaking out, Timberwolves stud, Kevin Garnett who posted an emotional photo of himself sitting in front of Flip’s parking space at the arena.

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Diddy Takes On Vogue’s ’73 Questions’ … 15 Interesting Facts You Never Knew About The Rapper

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Diddy just took on Vogue’s ’73 Questions’ and unveiled some random facts we never knew! So here are 15 of the most interesting — aside from the fact he went by his pseudo moniker, Love.

Why’d you move to LA: For the kids, the family the weather.

Biggest strength: My belief in God.

Biggest weakness: Fried chicken.

One thing you need every morning: I need a hug.

Biggest inspiration: My mother.

Last movie to make you cry with laughter: Eddie Murphy, Delirious.

Favorite food: Soul food.

Favorite midnight snack: Apple pie and ice cream.

To kick off a party, what song do you play: Dougie Fresh and Slick Rick’s “The Show.”

Most lavish, over the top, outrageously extravagant decoration on display: The Declaration of Independence at one of my 4th of July parties.

Style Icons: Dapper Dan.

Favorite Grammy: Hip Hop Album of the Year, No Way Out. 

First musical memory: Seeing James Brown at the Apollo.

Hope for the future: That my people, African Americans, will get a chance to build some economic wealth to make some positive changes in our community so we can stop asking people for things … that my people just get a piece of mind.

True or false – He takes a bath every night: True.

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