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  1. Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has tongue cancer

    Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has early stage tongue cancer and has taken a leave from the WNBA team.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2014
  2. Atlanta Dream picks Michael Cooper as new coach

    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.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2013
  3. The perks of being dunked on by Dr. J

    Jared Wade

    I was alone, the only person watching the NBA playoffs on a 16-foot television. It didn't last. Soon others entered. Most wore purple, some wore yellow. A few carried boxes. One young lady put tchotchkes on my table. Yellow-and-purple tchotch...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  4. Where do the Spurs rank among dynasties?

    ESPN Stats & Information

    Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and James Worthy. Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish. Bill Russell, John Havlicek and Sam Jones. Those are the clubhouse leaders in the "best trios in NBA history" debate. The formula to enter th...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  5. New kinds of players, same NBA duties

    Beckley Mason

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images The role of the classic NBA wing stopper has changed since Michael Cooper's day. Mavericks rookie Jae Crowder fell to the second round of the 2012 draft in part because teams wondered exactly what position he'd...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  6. NBA Finals: Best single-game performances: No. 7 Isiah Thomas

    John Hollinger

    The greatest single-game performances on the NBA's biggest stage? We rank the Top 50.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2012
  7. 25 years ago for the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics, it wa...

    Mike Downey

    Magic's 'junior, junior skyhook' in the 1987 NBA Finals still a fresh memory.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2012
  8. Q&A with the richest Lakers owner, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong

    Arash Markazi

    Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong was standing on the Staples Center floor in the middle of group that includes Magic Johnson, Pat Riley, Michael Cooper, James Worthy, Jerry West, Kurt Rambis and A.C. Green. The 59-year-old surgeon can hardly contain himsel...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  9. PodKast with Gary Vitti: The 20th anniversary of Magic Johnson's ...

    Andy Kamenetzky

    "Listen, I can't tell you what's going on. Just be there. This is gonna change all of our lives." These were the words of Lakers head athletic trainer Gary Vitti as he instructed members of the 1992 Lakers to attend a mandatory meeting at the Foru...

    Blog | November 06, 2011
  10. Los Angeles Lakers legend Earvin Magic Johnson and others reflect...

    Steve Springer

    20 years after his HIV announcement, Magic Johnson's impact still strong

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2011
  11. PodKast: Michael Cooper on Magic, Bird, socks, USC hoops, and mor...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Tuesday afternoon, I was fortunate to spend some time talking with Lakers great Michael Cooper, an integral part of five championships with the Showtime Lakers, and now coach of the women's basketball team at USC. Long and lean-- very, very lean-- Co...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  12. Should the Lakers retire Derek Fisher's number?

    Henry Abbott

    M. Haubs of the Painted Area: Even though he's played 11 seasons as a Laker point guard, Fisher ranks only 12th in total assists. Even Michael Cooper, whose numbers are most comparable on the lower end, has the additional cache as an excellent defen...

    Blog | June 18, 2010
  13. NBA Finals: Best single-game performances: No. 7 Isiah Thomas

    John Hollinger

    The greatest single-game performances on the NBA's biggest stage? We rank the Top 50.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2010
  14. This Day In Sports: Magic Johnson Passes Himself Into The History...

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images James Worthy's four eyes are no match for the eyes in the back of Magic's head. March 7, 1996: Magic Johnson had long been known as one of the NBA's greatest passers, but on this day he made it a little more...

    Blog | March 07, 2010
  15. Michael Cooper enjoying new coaching role for Southern California...

    Mechelle Voepel

    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.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2009
  16. Cooper back with Sparks after 3-year hiatus

    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.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2007