MINNEAPOLIS -- The family of the late Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders has established a memorial fund that they say will help carry his legacy forward.

The family announced Friday that Saunders will be laid to rest this weekend in a private ceremony after dying from complications of Hodgkin's lymphoma on Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Flip Saunders Legacy Fund. They say the fund will be "solely devoted to aiding and supporting deserving individuals or groups and continue the positive impact of the life of coach Flip Saunders."

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The family says a public memorial celebration of Saunders' life will be held sometime later this year.

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Fund details: Flip Saunders Legacy Fund, P.O. Box 46410, Plymouth, Minnesota, 55446