Philip Daniel Saunders

Philip Daniel Saunders

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Philip Daniel Saunders Wiki Biography

  • Philip Daniel Saunders was born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, on February 23, 1955. 
  • He was a basketball player and coach, best known for coaching different teams such as the Minnesota Timberwolves, Washington Wizards, and the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). 
  • Prior to his death, he had increased his net worth substantially. 
  • Sources inform us of a net worth of $30 million at the time of his death, largely earned through a fruitful coaching career. 
  • He worked his way up to coaching and was noticed by the NBA eventually. 
  • He also became a basketball executive, aside from coaching, which helped increase his income. 
  • Flip began his basketball career at Cleveland’s Cuyahoga Heights High School; in 1973, he was the Ohio Class A High School Basketball Player of the Year. 
  • At the University of Minnesota, he then attended and practiced and partnered up with players such as Kevin McHale and Ray Williams. 
  • Saunders decided to focus on a coaching career after university. 
  • Saunders became the coach of the Detroit Pistons in 2005 and helped the team earn a record of 64-18, and he was given the opportunity to coach the Eastern Conference during the 2006 All-Star Game due to his coaching skills. 
  • The Pistons lost to the Boston Celtics during the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2008 season and Flip’s time with the Pistons as coach ended. 
  • Flip became the Washington Wizards’ coach in 2009, but had a bad record and was fired after three years. 
  • In 2014, due to an illness, he returned to the Timberwolves but would not be able to continue coaching. 
  • His wife Debbie (m. 
  • 1978) and their four children survive Saunders for his personal life. 
  • His son became an assistant NBA coach, and members of the University of Minnesota Dance Team became his daughters. 
  • Saunders revealed in August 2015 that he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, cancer that comes from white blood cells. 
  • He passed away in October 2015, and the loss was mourned by the Timberwolves. 
  • IMDB Wikipedia $30 million 1.8 1955 1955-2-23 2001 Goodwill Games-Gold medal 2006 2015 79.38 Boston Celtics Cleveland Cleveland Cavaliers Cuyahoga Heights High School Dallas Mavericks Debbie Saunders (m. 

Philip Daniel Saunders Quick Info

Full NameFlip Saunders
Net Worth$30 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 23, 1955, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
DiedOctober 25, 2015, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
ProfessionAmerican basketball player and coach
EducationCuyahoga Heights High School, University of Minnesota
SpouseDebbie Saunders (m. 1978–2015)
ChildrenRyan Saunders, Mindy Saunders, Kimberly Saunders, Rachel Saunders
ParentsKay Saunders, Walter Saunders
AwardsNBA All-Star Game head coach (2004, 2006), 2001 Goodwill Games – Gold medal
Record LabelsMinnesota Timberwolves (1995-2005), Detroit Pistons (2005-2008), Washington Wizards (2009-2012)

Philip Daniel Saunders Important Facts

  • Inducted into the University of Minnesota M Club Hall of Fame in 2004.
  • Named the Timberwolves’ President of Basketball Operations on 3 May 2013.
  • NBA analyst for ESPN, 31 October 2012-May 2013.
  • Head coach of the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves (1995-2005), Detroit Pistons (2005-2008), and Washington Wizards (2009-2012).

Philip Daniel Saunders Filmography

Mike & Mike2013-2014TV SeriesHimself – ESPN NBA Analyst / Himself – MInnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball OperationsSelf
Rome Is Burning2008-2009TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Pardon the Interruption2006TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Rome Is Burning2007-2008TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage