FILE - This is a June 25, 2015, file photo showing Minnesota Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders addressing the media during an NBA basketball news conference in Minneapolis. Saunders says he is being treated for cancer. Saunders announced Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, that he has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments for Hodgkin's lymphoma. He says his doctors are calling it "very treatable and curable." (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File) **FILE**
Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders watches during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
** FILE ** In this Jan. 13, 2012, file photo, Washington Wizards coach Flip Saunders looks on during an NBA game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. Saunders was fired as coach of the Wizards, who have the NBA's worst record at 2-15. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
Washington Wizards coach Flip Saunders watches as his team plays against the Philadelphia 76ers in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan, 23, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr. )
Washington Wizards coach Flip Saunders listens to Washington Wizards' John Wall (2) talks about the offense in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Bobcats in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
** FILE ** The Washington Wizards' Jordan Crawford (left) and John Wall (second from left) check out the team's new uniforms while Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld (second from right) and head coach Flip Saunders look on at the Verizon Center in Washington on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)
Washington Wizards coach Flip Saunders is impressed with Jordan Crawford's confidence, but admits the 23-year-old is in a "tough spot" this training camp because he's expected to hone his ability to play point guard, in addition to shooting guard. (Associated Press)
Wizards coach Flip Saunders has used this season to evaluate the players on his young roster. "Are they guys that fit as far as the character that we're looking for to move forward?" he asked.
** FILE ** Washington Wizards coach Flip Saunders, center, works drills with the team including Gilbert Arenas, left, and Sean Marks, right, during NBA basketball training camp at the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington Wizards first draft pick John Wall, center, from the University of Kentucky, smiles as he holds up a jersey with coach Flip Saunders, right, and Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld during a news conference in Washington, on Friday, June 25, 2010. Wall was selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA basketball draft on Thursday.
Kentucky's John Wall, right, talks with Washington Wizards basketball coach Flip Saunders, second from right, and Wizards team president Ernie Grunfeld, left, during a pre-NBA draft basketball workout for the Washington Wizards, Thursday, June 17, 2010, in Washington. Behind Grunfeld at left is Washington Wizards assistant coach Sam Cassell.