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Cooper to coach Developmental League team

Updated: August 10, 2005, 11:16 PM ET
Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE -- One-time Los Angeles Lakers star and University of New Mexico standout Michael Cooper is returning to Albuquerque to coach a new NBA Development League team.

"Now that I'm through with my playing days, coaching is what's satisfying for me," he said.

Cooper said Tuesday his appointment brought back recollections of his first arrival in Albuquerque in the 1970s.

"I have the same giddy feeling -- less hair, but I feel young again," he said.

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