Ex-Lak­ers star Cooper named new coach of WNBA’s Dream

The Washington Times Daily - - Sports - From wire dis­patches and staff re­ports

AT­LANTA | The At­lanta Dream hired for­mer NBA star Michael Cooper as head coach on Thurs­day, hop­ing he can lead the team to a WNBA ti­tle af­ter three win­less trips to the fi­nals.

The 57-year-old Cooper won five ti­tles as a de­fen­sive stop­per for the Lak­ers dur­ing the “Show­time” era, and he fol­lowed up his play­ing ca­reer by guid­ing the WNBA’s Los An­ge­les Sparks to con­sec­u­tive ti­tles as a coach in 2001 and 2002.

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