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February 27, 1992 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
D uane Cooper hands Harold Miner a pen and watches as he signs a $20 - million, four-year contract with the Chicago Bulls. In addition to the contract, Cooper has negotiated a deal to have a shoe named after his former teammate at USC and has lined up endorsements with a soft drink company and a breakfast cereal. Cooper is trying to work out a deal for Miner to buy a soft drink distribution franchise in Chicago.
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July 23, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
Duane Cooper is out as boys' basketball coach at Compton Dominguez High, and star center Norvel Pelle may have played his last game as a Don. Hours after learning the Compton Unified School District let go of Cooper, a former USC and NBA player, Pelle said he intended to transfer. "For now, I'm still checked in, but I'll leave," Pelle said here Wednesday at a club tournament.
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December 22, 1990 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Duane Cooper dreamed of playing football at USC. He idolized tailback Charles White and hoped to win the Heisman Trophy, as White had in 1979. Cooper made it to USC and he even wears White's number, 12, but he'll never be a Heisman winner, simply because he switched from football to basketball at Lakewood High, where he was an all-state guard. "Football became easy," Cooper said. "I didn't have to work in football, but I have to work in basketball. It's more of a challenge."
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June 28, 1993 | MICHAEL ITAGAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fourteen NBA stars gathered at the Anaheim Arena Sunday for New York Knick Charles Smith's Battle of the Basketball Stars. And they did just about everything but play basketball. Approximately 5,000 fans watched New York Knick Greg Anthony do his best Ken Stabler imitation by completing 25-yard perfect spirals. They watched New Jersey Net Chris Morris prove he's no Karch Kiraly as he awkwardly spiked a volleyball over his shoulder.
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July 8, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Lakers signed rookie guard Duane Cooper, their second-round draft choice from USC.
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December 28, 1991
Ten things that are certain to happen in 1992: 1. Wally Joyner will have his usual sub-par second half, but will blame it on the painful artificial turf in Kansas City. 2. Chris Gwynn will outhit his brother, but will credit it to the kind artificial turf in Kansas City. 3. Marcus Allen will make the same salary as in 1991. 4. Tom Webster will bring back the Gretzky-Kurri-Sandstrom line in the playoffs, popularizing the phrase, "The Great Line and pray for nine." 5. The USC sports information department will spend thousands to promote Deon Strother as the next great star at Tailback U., then Larry Smith will bench him. 6. Jerry Gray will leave the Rams via Plan B and become an all-pro safety.
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January 30, 1992 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
USC guard Harold Miner pulled Trojan center Yamen Sanders aside after Sanders missed two free throws early in the first half of Wednesday night's game against UCLA and whispered some words of encouragement. "I was just letting Yamen know that he can play," Miner said. Sanders showed just how well he can play, scoring a career-high 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to lead the Trojans to an 86-82 victory over the No. 2-ranked Bruins before 12,842 at Pauley Pavilion.
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October 24, 1992 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Magic Johnson-led Lakers made their way through the bandages Friday night to defeat the Sacramento Kings, 133-117, in an exhibition before 11,900 at the San Diego Sports Arena. Johnson and two other Lakers who did not play during Wednesday's game against the New York Knicks returned--James Worthy and A.C. Green. But two others who sat out Wednesday also were sidelined against Sacramento--James Edwards (Achilles' tendon) and Tony Smith (groin).
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January 30, 1992 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
USC Coach George Raveling was startled Wednesday morning when he saw that his 25th-ranked Trojans were listed as 15 1/2-point underdogs in their game against second-ranked UCLA later that night at Pauley Pavilion. "It really shook me a lot because usually those guys are pretty close," Raveling said. 'I said, 'Man, we're going to get killed.' " But the oddsmakers weren't close, and neither was Raveling.
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June 25, 1992 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Talented, troubled guard Anthony Peeler became a Laker Wednesday after a week in which he pleaded guilty to a felony and was arrested in another incident. He was given a suspended sentence in the first case and charges were dropped in the second. His standing in the draft dropped, too, but the Lakers, choosing 15th, stepped up. "If someone had told me two years ago I'd have had a chance to draft this kid, I'd have told everybody they were crazy," Laker General Manager Jerry West said.
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October 24, 1992 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Magic Johnson-led Lakers made their way through the bandages Friday night to defeat the Sacramento Kings, 133-117, in an exhibition before 11,900 at the San Diego Sports Arena. Johnson and two other Lakers who did not play during Wednesday's game against the New York Knicks returned--James Worthy and A.C. Green. But two others who sat out Wednesday also were sidelined against Sacramento--James Edwards (Achilles' tendon) and Tony Smith (groin).
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July 8, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Lakers signed rookie guard Duane Cooper, their second-round draft choice from USC.
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June 25, 1992 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Talented, troubled guard Anthony Peeler became a Laker Wednesday after a week in which he pleaded guilty to a felony and was arrested in another incident. He was given a suspended sentence in the first case and charges were dropped in the second. His standing in the draft dropped, too, but the Lakers, choosing 15th, stepped up. "If someone had told me two years ago I'd have had a chance to draft this kid, I'd have told everybody they were crazy," Laker General Manager Jerry West said.
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February 27, 1992 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
D uane Cooper hands Harold Miner a pen and watches as he signs a $20 - million, four-year contract with the Chicago Bulls. In addition to the contract, Cooper has negotiated a deal to have a shoe named after his former teammate at USC and has lined up endorsements with a soft drink company and a breakfast cereal. Cooper is trying to work out a deal for Miner to buy a soft drink distribution franchise in Chicago.
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January 30, 1992 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
USC Coach George Raveling was startled Wednesday morning when he saw that his 25th-ranked Trojans were listed as 15 1/2-point underdogs in their game against second-ranked UCLA later that night at Pauley Pavilion. "It really shook me a lot because usually those guys are pretty close," Raveling said. 'I said, 'Man, we're going to get killed.' " But the oddsmakers weren't close, and neither was Raveling.
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January 30, 1992 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
USC guard Harold Miner pulled Trojan center Yamen Sanders aside after Sanders missed two free throws early in the first half of Wednesday night's game against UCLA and whispered some words of encouragement. "I was just letting Yamen know that he can play," Miner said. Sanders showed just how well he can play, scoring a career-high 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to lead the Trojans to an 86-82 victory over the No. 2-ranked Bruins before 12,842 at Pauley Pavilion.
SPORTS
July 23, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
Duane Cooper is out as boys' basketball coach at Compton Dominguez High, and star center Norvel Pelle may have played his last game as a Don. Hours after learning the Compton Unified School District let go of Cooper, a former USC and NBA player, Pelle said he intended to transfer. "For now, I'm still checked in, but I'll leave," Pelle said here Wednesday at a club tournament.
SPORTS
June 28, 1993 | MICHAEL ITAGAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fourteen NBA stars gathered at the Anaheim Arena Sunday for New York Knick Charles Smith's Battle of the Basketball Stars. And they did just about everything but play basketball. Approximately 5,000 fans watched New York Knick Greg Anthony do his best Ken Stabler imitation by completing 25-yard perfect spirals. They watched New Jersey Net Chris Morris prove he's no Karch Kiraly as he awkwardly spiked a volleyball over his shoulder.
SPORTS
December 28, 1991
Ten things that are certain to happen in 1992: 1. Wally Joyner will have his usual sub-par second half, but will blame it on the painful artificial turf in Kansas City. 2. Chris Gwynn will outhit his brother, but will credit it to the kind artificial turf in Kansas City. 3. Marcus Allen will make the same salary as in 1991. 4. Tom Webster will bring back the Gretzky-Kurri-Sandstrom line in the playoffs, popularizing the phrase, "The Great Line and pray for nine." 5. The USC sports information department will spend thousands to promote Deon Strother as the next great star at Tailback U., then Larry Smith will bench him. 6. Jerry Gray will leave the Rams via Plan B and become an all-pro safety.
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December 22, 1990 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Duane Cooper dreamed of playing football at USC. He idolized tailback Charles White and hoped to win the Heisman Trophy, as White had in 1979. Cooper made it to USC and he even wears White's number, 12, but he'll never be a Heisman winner, simply because he switched from football to basketball at Lakewood High, where he was an all-state guard. "Football became easy," Cooper said. "I didn't have to work in football, but I have to work in basketball. It's more of a challenge."
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