Flip Saunders Unlikely to Coach This Season Due to Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

October 2nd, 2015 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders is reportedly unlikely to lead the team during the upcoming NBA season as he continues treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  

The latest update on Saunders' status came from Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune, who noted recent signs regarding the longtime coach's health aren't promising:

There's no question things have changed dramatically since the team announced his diagnosis in August, back when it quoted his doctors saying the cancer was very treatable and curable. Since then there have been changes to the way his body handled the chemotherapy (and maybe how much cancer they've found) that have made it life threatening. Everyone involved has gone radio silent because of the family's request for privacy and federal patient-privacy laws, etc., but between the complete silence, the lack of people visiting as far as I can tell apart from his immediate family and very inner circle while he remains hospitalized here in Minneapolis and the things I'm hearing second-hand, well, none of it is good.

Zgoda also stated he's unsure if the 60-year-old coach will ever return to t ...

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