Basketball legend and head coach of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) team, Atlanta Dream, Michael Cooper, has made it big in life as he has on the court. The former NBA star player seems to be living the dream, with everything a man can ask for – a great marriage, joys of fatherhood and a luxurious home worthy of envy. Here are details about the retired player’s career, lifestyle, his marriage and more!
Michael Cooper Diagnosed With Cancer!
Michael Cooper got his name written in NBA history when he won five titles for the Los Angeles Lakers in the period between of 1978 to 1990. Michael’s retirement from his shining career with the WNBA came in 2014 following an unfortunate tragedy. The Atlanta Dream coach was diagnosed with cancer of the tongue, which was still in its early stages. In a statement issued by Atlanta Dream following this diagnosis, Cooper expressed his gratitude saying,
I’m fortunate that my condition was diagnosed early, and this episode illustrates the importance of screening and early detection. I know the team will be in good hands with Coach Thompson at the helm during my absence, and I look forward to returning to the court soon.
Later, Cooper was operated for his cancer at the Win ship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta. Michael Jerome Cooper, who was born on April 15, 1956, in Los Angeles, California, completed his college education from the Pasadena City College and the University of New Mexico. During his tenure as a coach, Cooper managed to take the Los Angeles Sparks to two WNBA title wins and also led a victory at the NBA Development League championship with the Albuquerque Thunderbirds.
Michael Cooper Net Worth And House
Michael’s stupendous fortune goes on to fairly justify his purchase of a $1.1 million-worth plush home in The View Park area of Los Angeles back in 2014. The sprawling, 4300 square feet house possesses a sunken living room with a wet bar alongside four bedrooms, a contemporary kitchen, a traditional dining area and three bathrooms and everything else a person can desire for. With an adequately landscaped exterior and a tiled patio, the house boasts of a beautiful kidney-shaped pool at the center of its greenery. Originally built in 1951, the magnificent house exhibits many traditional motifs like beamed ceilings, doorway arches and high double entries, hinting a Spanish touch in its architecture. The Coopers have further worked wonders on the exquisite interiors with some improvements of their own. The pride of the sophisticated residence, however, is its strategically placed two-side fireplace which serves to separate the sitting room area from the rest of the spaces.
The basketball coach boasts of a massive net worth of an estimated $31million.
Michael Cooper Marriage
Michael Cooper talks about his current marriage in an interview with the ‘Swish Appeal’:
My wife now – my second marriage – and my son will eventually come down. It will be closer to the season, but they eventually will come after he finishes school. And next year, we’ll become full-time residents of Atlanta.
The now-retired legend is referring to his second wife, Yvonne Cooper. Yvonne hails from Scotland. Very little is known about Michael’s second marriage. He and his wife live with their four children, Michael II, Simone, Miles and Nils.
Quick Facts About Michael Cooper
|Birth Date||April 15, 1956|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, CA|