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.
League sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday that the Lakers likely will seek permission from UConn to contact Jim Calhoun.
In their first game as Kobe Bryant's team, the Los Angeles Lakers didn't need Bryant to dominate.
The Denver Nuggets, off to a 13-15 start, fired coach Jeff Bzdelik on Tuesday.
The new Nuggets coach must avoid the blame game and build upon the positives left by Jeff Bzdelik.
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.
If the Nuggets can't sign Kobe Bryant, they'll spend their money on Manu Ginobili.