Former Laker Michael Cooper Gets Coaching Gig With Atlanta Dream

Michael CooperFormer Los Angeles Laker, Michael Cooper has landed a new coaching job in the WNBA with the Atlanta Dream.

Cooper won five titles during his time with the Lakers and played an integral role in the success of the “Showtime” era. Now, Cooper is looking to take his basketball expertise to the Dream and guide them to a league title, ESPN reports.

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 team’s appearance in the WNBA finals shows they are on the right track,” Cooper said in a statement. “They’ve been knocking on the door of a championship, and I know what that felt like in my early years with the Sparks, but now it’s time to kick the door in and make it happen.”

Cooper previously coached the Los Angeles Sparks from 2000-04 and later returned to the sidelines for Los Angeles from 2007-09. During his time away from the Sparks, Cooper coached in various other leagues including the NBA, D-League and women’s college basketball at the University of Southern California.

—————————————————————————-
Kobe Bryant’s Back At Lakers Practice: Video Of Kobe Being Kobe

You May Also Like

Frank Vogel: Raising Lakers Championship Banner Will Be ‘Special’ With Fans In Attendance

Frank Vogel and the Los Angeles Lakers will finally get to share a championship moment with their fans on Wednesday night…

A Look Back at the Career of Hakeem ‘The Dream’ Olajuwon

Even though the Lakers lost last night at the hands of the…

Julius Randle Has Fourth Best Odds To Win Rookie Of The Year

[new_royalslider id=”300″] Julius Randle was considered one of the most NBA-ready players…

NBA All-Star 2021: Stephen Curry Talks Teaming With LeBron James For First Time

The 2021 NBA All-Star Game marked the first time future Hall of Famers LeBron James and Stephen Curry have ever been teammates…