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.
He has won WNBA titles and coached in the NBA. Now, Michael Cooper is back in college, hoping to restore USC among the nation's elite programs.
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.
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.
Cheered by about 400 fans who stood patiently under a blazing hot sun, the Los Angeles Sparks celebrated their second consecutive WNBA championship at a rally Tuesday.
Ty Lawson scored 32 points, fellow spark plug Corey Brewer added 18 and the Denver Nuggets forced a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series with a dominating 113-96 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.