Rubio honors Flip Saunders with 'F--- cancer' message

Rubio honored Flip Saunders with two words that we can all agree with.

It's been one year since cancer stole Flip Saunders from the world.

The Timberwolves honored their only head coach to take them to the playoffs with a caption on social media saying, "Always remember."

Ricky Rubio used the hashtag "F--- cancer" on an Instagram post that added: "It's been a year but you always with me. I will never forget everything you did for me."

Rubio also lost his mother to cancer earlier this year, according to ESPN.

Karl-Anthony Towns, who was drafted No. 1 overall by Saunders just months before his death, used a hashtag saying he hopes Saunders is proud of him.

Zach LaVine uploaded a photo of him with Flip saying: "Always wit us. Thanks coach."

Saunders announced Aug. 11, 2015 that he was battling a curable form of Hodgkin's Lymphoma. But due to complications, he died Oct. 25, 2015 – just three days before that NBA season was set to begin. He was 60 years old.

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