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Atlanta Dream hires Michael Cooper

Updated: November 21, 2013, 5:24 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- 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 57-year-old Cooper won five titles as a defensive stopper for the Los Angeles 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.

Atlanta won three of the last four ...

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