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Michael Cooper

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  • WNBA Eastern Conference semifinals: Sky vs. Dream

    WNBA Eastern Conference semifinals: Sky vs. Dream
    Game 1: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Philips Arena, NBA TV. Game 2: 6 p.m. Sunday, Allstate Arena, ESPN2. Game 3: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Philips Arena, NBA TV (if necessary). Records: Sky 15-19; Dream 19-15. Playoff history: Sky, second straight appearance; as...
  • From streets to sideline, Lakers' Byron Scott was always tough

    From streets to sideline, Lakers' Byron Scott was always tough
    The rookie arrived at Lakers training camp with something to prove. His new teammates — veterans such as Magic Johnson and Michael Cooper — elbowed him around the basketball court. The rough treatment continued after practice. "We didn't...
  • Former Lakers star Michael Cooper is diagnosed with tongue cancer

    Former Lakers star Michael Cooper has been diagnosed with early-stage tongue cancer and will take a leave of absence from his duties as coach of the WNBA team in Atlanta. Cooper is expected to recover fully after surgery this week at Emory University....
  • Lakers have another historic night in 119-85 loss to Spurs

    SAN ANTONIO — Sure, why not. Another ragged moment for the Lakers and their fine tradition. They never lost this badly to the San Antonio Spurs until Friday, a 119-85 blush of a game for the visitors that blew past their embarrassing 32-point...
  • Ryan Kelly and Elias Harris back to D-Fenders for season opener

    After the Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors on Friday night, the team reassigned rookies Ryan Kelly and Elias Harris to the D-Fenders of the NBA Development League. Both were recalled from the D-League on Thursday, joining the team for the...
  • Former Lakers champion Michael Cooper to coach WNBA's Atlanta Dream

    Former Lakers champion Michael Cooper to coach WNBA's Atlanta Dream
    In addition to his five NBA championships with the Lakers, Michael Cooper led the Sparks to consecutive WNBA titles as coach in 2001 and 2002. Cooper will go back to the WNBA sidelines as head coach of the Atlanta Dream. The Dream have reached the...
  • It'd be 'very hard' for Kobe Bryant to play on trip, Mike D'Antoni says

    Coach Mike D'Antoni said it would be "very hard" for Kobe Bryant to play during the Lakers' three-game road trip next week. Bryant did not practice Saturday, the second consecutive team session he did not take part in after two strong days of full-...
  • 'Showtime' chronicles glitzy Lakers era of Magic, Kareem and Riley

    'Showtime' chronicles glitzy Lakers era of Magic, Kareem and Riley
    The diva guard is orchestrating coaching changes. The boss man is an inveterate womanizer, as is most of the team, except for the committed virgin they just signed, who firmly believes sex shouldn't take place till marriage. This a dynasty or a soap...
  • Former Laker Michael Cooper to coach WNBA's Atlanta Dream

    Former Laker Michael Cooper to coach WNBA's Atlanta Dream
    Michael Cooper, the former "Showtime" Lakers forward and coach of two L.A. Sparks championship teams, will return to the WNBA as coach of the Atlanta Dream, the team announced Thursday. Cooper, who quit last spring after an 11-20 campaign in his...
  • Clippers' Matt Barnes to have eye surgery, will miss at least 2 weeks

    The Clippers announced Thursday that forward Matt Barnes will have surgery to repair a torn retina in his left eye. The team didn’t say when the surgery would happen, but the Clippers did say Barnes will be out a minimum of two weeks following the...
  • Jerry Buss dies at 80; Lakers owner brought 'Showtime' success to L.A.

    Jerry Buss dies at 80; Lakers owner brought 'Showtime' success to L.A.
    When Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, he wanted to build a championship team. He also wanted to put on a show. The new owner gave courtside seats to movie stars. He hired pretty women to dance during timeouts. He spent freely on big stars and...