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Timberwolves' Flip Saunders says he has lymphoma

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Minnesota Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders says he is being treated for cancer.

Saunders announced on Tuesday that he has been undergoing chemotherapy for Hodgkins lymphoma. He says his doctors are calling it "very treatable and curable."

Saunders plans to remain as the Timberwolves head coach and top executive while being treated. He says he is determined to beat the disease, which is a cancer of the immune system.

READ: Flip Saunders Statement-Minnesota Timberwolves

The 60-year-old Saunders returned to the Timberwolves as team president in 2013. Last year, he replaced the retired Rick Adelman on the Wolves bench and the team finished 16-66.

Saunders says he is taking the process "day by day" and doesn't envision an interruption in his duties with the team.

Saunders has ties to the La Crosse area. He coached the La Crosse Catbirds in the CBA from 1989-94 and lead the team to two championships.

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