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Shabazz Muhammad

Timberwolves' Flip Saunders says he has 'treatable' lymphoma

Flip Saunders had quite a challenge on his hands when he returned to Minnesota two years ago to take over the moribund Timberwolves. Just as it appeared the franchise was starting to turn the corner, a new challenge has presented itself. And he plans to take this one on with as much determination and confidence as he has any other. Saunders announced Tuesday that he is being treated for Hodgkins lymphoma, and his doctors consider it "very treatable and curable." Saunders was diagnosed with a cancer of the immune system two months ago and has been undergoing chemotherapy. He plans to remain the Timberwolves' head coach and top executive while being treated. "I am...