NBA Development League

Atlanta Dream fire coach Michael Cooper after 12-22 season

The Atlanta Dream fired coach Michael Cooper on Tuesday after plummeting to their worst season since 2008.

The WNBA team said it "decided to part ways" with Cooper, the former Los Angeles Lakers star who guided the team the last four years.

With leading scorer Angel McCoughtry deciding to sit out this season to rest , Atlanta struggled to a 12-22 mark that included a nine-game losing streak in July and August. It was the Dream's worst showing since a 4-30 record in their inaugural season as an expansion team.

Cooper was hired after Atlanta reached the WNBA final for the second time in 2013. The Dream earned the top seed in the Eastern Conference in his debut...