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Flip Saunders to Miss Wednesday's Game in Toronto

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Sam Mitchell will coach the team in Toronto tomorrow night with Flip Saunders being absent for personal reasons.

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No Flip tomorrow in Toronto against the Raptors. The Wolves sent out the following press release:

Minneapolis/St. Paul — The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that head coach Flip Saunders will miss Wednesday's game at Toronto for personal reasons. Wolves assistant coach Sam Mitchell will serve as the acting head coach for the game against the Raptors.

Meanwhile, Jon from AP fills us in:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Flip Saunders will not coach tomorrow night against Toronto. He&#39;s headed to Cleveland to be with his ailing father. Thoughts with him</p>&mdash; Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) <a href="https://twitter.com/APkrawczynski/status/577902543369420800">March 17, 2015</a></blockquote>

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No word on whether Saunders' absence may last longer than one game. The Wolves play again Thursday in New York.