FILE – In this July 10, 2016, file photo, Atlanta Dream head coach Michael Cooper talks to players during a timeout in the second half of a WNBA game against the Connecticut Sun, in Uncasville, Conn. The Atlanta Dream have fired coach Michael Cooper after their worst season since 2008. The WNBA team announced Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, that it “decided to part ways” with Cooper, the former Los Angeles Lakers star who guided the team for the last four years. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)