2015-16 Season

A Moment of (Twitter) Silence for Flip Saunders

Dec 10, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders talks to guard Zach LaVine (8) and guard Andrew Wiggins (22) during the fourth quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers at Target Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Trail Blazers 90-82. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

There have been a multitude of beautifully-written, heartfelt notes and tributes to Flip Saunders over the past 2 days. Clearly, Flip’s kind and welcoming personality not only got him victories on the basketball floor, it gave him an audience of admirers in the dozens of media rooms he entered through his career. It gave him admirers among the fans of the teams he coached.

We at A Wolf Among Wolves, partnered with Truehoop friends Hardwood Paroxysm, several friends within the NBA & Timberwolves media, as well as the Timberwolves and Lakers organizations want to pay homage to Flip.

But this is how we can make it great: We invite all of you that have a Twitter account to join us. We want to have a moment of silence, on Twitter, at the start of Wednesday’s opener in Los Angeles

The Plan

  1. The game is set to tip off this Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 9:30 p.m. CT.
  2. The moment of Twitter silence will start at the opening tip.
  3. Those who participate will step away from Twitter until the Wolves make their first basket. After the first bucket, the moment of silence will be over.
  4. It’s that simple.

We hope you decide to participate with all of us. If you are into this idea, please share it with whoever you think would like to do this with us.

More than anything, big or small, so many of us want to do something to pay tribute to Flip. We hope this can become something to honor someone who earned a number of admirers in his life, just by being himself.

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2 thoughts on “A Moment of (Twitter) Silence for Flip Saunders

  1. Kevin McHale just expressed his love and affection for Flip on a radio interview with Chad Hartman. He said he regretted the “rocky” period they endured after he fired Flip as Wolves coach in 2005 but said he and Flip were on pretty good terms at the end, although not all the way back to their days as Gophers.

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