THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
WITH JASON ROMANO, FEATURING RYAN SAUNDERS
Ryan Saunders is an assistant coach with the Denver Nuggets. In 2022-23, he helped lead the team to the franchise’s first-ever NBA championship. Prior to arriving in Denver, Saunders was the head coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves from 2018-21. At age 33, he was the youngest coach in the NBA following his hiring with Minnesota.
Saunders began his NBA coaching journey in 2009 with the Washington Wizards at the age of 23, and spent six seasons there before moving to Minnesota to be an assistant coach under his father, Flip Saunders.
Today on the podcast, we talk to Ryan Saunders about the experience of winning an NBA title, his journey of faith, lessons learned from his father, misconceptions on failure, his unique relationship with Kevin Garnett, and how he defines success.
Helping the @nuggets try to reach the NBA Finals for the first time is assistant Ryan Saunders, who says Proverbs 3:5 is one of his life verses.
He says church has always been a part his life, but "my relationship with Christ grew” as he's gotten older.https://t.co/O1gV6Q43Yx
— Sports Spectrum (@Sports_Spectrum) May 18, 2023
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