The Los Angeles Sparks have hired Atlanta Dream assistant Carol Ross as their new coach, replacing Joe "Jellybean" Bryant.
Two WNBA coaches were shown the door this weekend after their team's dismal start to the season. Now the long climb to playoff contention begins for the Sparks and Shock.
The Sparks parted ways with head coach Jennifer Gillom on Sunday.
Kobe Bryant's father Joe Bryant was named an assistant with the Sparks.
Kobe Bryant's parents are in Japan, but they were not hurt in the earthquake.
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Los Angeles 71, Charlotte 59
Joe Bryant, the father of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, was hired as an assistant coach for the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.