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.
In an already memorable month-old season, Sparks forward Candace Parker has turned in a sparkling 34-point debut game, and averaged 17.8 points and 10.6 rebounds while leading Los Angeles to a 4-1 start, she'll finally get to play a home game.
The Sparks hired former NBA player Larry Smith as an assistant coach.
The Los Angeles Sparks fired head coach Joe "Jellybean" Bryant on Wednesday and replaced him with former coach Michael Cooper, who led the team to WNBA titles in 2001 and 2002.
With the league's history, it's easy to question if Joe Bryant is the right person to lead the Sparks. But the coach needed one phone conversation to convince Mechelle Voepel to give him a chance.
Ex-NBA players can make fine WNBA coaches -- so long as they're competent at their jobs, writes Mechelle Voepel.
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.