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Minnesota Timberwolves president and head coach Flip Saunders diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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By JOHN DORN

Minnesota Timberwolves president and head coach Flip Saunders has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, it was announced through the team's Twitter account Tuesday. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy and will continue to coach and manage the team.

Doctors have labeled it a "very treatable and curable form of cancer," according to the release.



"I am taking it step by step and day by day to understand how to best manage this process," Saunders said, according to the team.

Saunders, 60, coached Minnesota fro 1995 through 2005 before returning as team president in 2013. Last summer, he filled the team's coaching vacancy himself. He has three years left on his contract, plus an option year, according to otherleague.com.

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