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Flip Saunders declines Gophers job

Updated: March 31, 2013, 3:05 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

ESPN analyst and former NBA coach Flip Saunders has turned down an offer from Minnesota to be the next head coach at his alma mater, a source with direct knowledge told ESPN.com's Andy Katz on Saturday.

Minnesota is searching to fill a vacancy created when Tubby Smith was fired Monday, a day after the Gophers lost to Florida in the NCAA tournament. Smith coached six seasons for Minnesota.

Saunders, coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves from 1995-2005, has also coached the Detroit ...

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