Wizards fire Flip Saunders

Samuel Gordon

Former Gophers player and longtime NBA head coach Flip Saunders was fired by the Washington Wizards on Tuesday after 2-15 start.

In 16 seasons as an NBA head coach, Saunders, who played college basketball for Minnesota in the 1970’s, amassed a 638-526 record. He coached the Minnesota Timberwolves from 1995-2005, the Detroit Pistons from 2005-2008 and had coached the Wizards since 2009.

The decision to fire Saunders comes on the heels of an embarrassing 103-83 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers Monday night.