The Atlanta Dream hired former NBA star Michael Cooper as head coach on Thursday, hoping he can lead the team to a WNBA championship after three winless trips to the finals.
The WNBA on Wednesday said it is reviewing the skirmish involving the Los Angeles Sparks and Detroit Shock on Tuesday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The man who answers to the well-known monikers of Jellybean and Kobe Bryant's dad has another title. The Los Angeles Sparks call Joe Bryant coach.
Henry Bibby's tenure as Los Angeles' coach ended Wednesday after just 28 games. The team, however, said it prefered to not call Bibby's departure a firing.
Michael Cooper, who coached the Los Angeles Sparks to two WNBA championships, is leaving to become an assistant coach with the NBA's Denver Nuggets.
Ruth Riley scored a career-high 27 points and Detroit beat the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Sparks 83-78 Tuesday night in the decisive Game 3 of the WNBA Finals.
Detroit 87, Los Angeles 78 (OT)
ESPN.com's Michelle Smith tries to make sense of Orlando Woolridge's departure.
Detroit matches up with Los Angeles better than any other team in the league.