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Wizards Hire Flip Saunders: 4 Years, $18 Million

Published by on April 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

According to Yahoo sports, the Washington Wizards have hired Flip Saunders, former coach for Minnesota Timberwolves and Detroit Pistons, for four years, worth $18 million. 

The two parties have been in discussions since the All-Star break, according to multiple sources. Saunders is expected to bring along long time player Sam Cassell who he coached in Minnesota.

Saunders spent more than nine years with Minnesota, guiding the club to eight consecutive playoff appearances and a franchise-best 58-24 record in 2003-04, the top record in the Western Conference. During his tenure, Saunders won NBA Western Conference Coach of the Month honors four times (Apr. '04, Feb. '03, Jan. '01, and Jan. '00).

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