Michael Cooper battles tongue cancer

Michael Cooper

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Early stage tongue cancer has forced former Lakers and Lobo great Michael Cooper to take a leave from his head coaching job with the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream. Cooper is scheduled for surgery in Atlanta this week and is expected to make a full recovery.

Cooper said he was fortunate to get an early diagnosis. He also stressed the importance of getting screened for early detection. Cooper’s Atlanta Dream team leads the WNBA East Division with a 15 and 6 record.

KRQE.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s