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Minnesota Timberwolves Coach Flip Saunders diagnosed with cancer

Minnesota Timberwolves Coach Flip Saunders diagnosed with cancer

Minnesota Timberwolves President and Coach Flip Saunders has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, team officials announced Tuesday in a release. "I am taking it step by step and day by day to understand how to best manage this process," said Saunders, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy. He was diagnosed with the cancer eight weeks ago and is expected to be able to fulfill his duties as coach and executive of the team. According to the team statement, his doctors have called it a "very treatable and curable form of cancer." Saunders, 60, began his NBA coaching career with the Timberwolves (1995-2005). He then spent time with the Detroit Pistons...

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