June 22, 2007
There were 5,284 votes cast in the most recent informal online poll: Who is the best local sports team owner? Arte Moreno (Angels): 42.9% Jerry Buss (Lakers): 25.5% Henry and Susan Samueli (Ducks): 13.0% Frank McCourt (Dodgers): 9.5% Phil Anschutz (Kings, Galaxy): 3.1% Donald Sterling (Clippers): 2.6% Jorge Vergara (Chivas USA): 1.9% Carla Christofferson and Kathy Goodman (Sparks): 1.4% Up next: What is the worst deal in L.A. Dodgers history? Vote now at latimes.com/sports
January 2, 2014 |
The WNBA is searching for a new Sparks owner after franchise Chairwoman Paula Williams Madison told the league her family-owned company would no longer be involved with the team, The Times has learned. "This was a big surprise to us," WNBA President Laurel Richie said Thursday. "Right before the holidays, I got a call from Paula letting me know that she and her family were no longer in a position to continue with the Sparks. " The WNBA is not taking over control of the Sparks, however.
October 10, 1991 |
In April, Herb and Kathy Goodman's house was invaded by an army. The Goodmans were given less than two weeks notice to get out of town. Unable to reclaim their own land, they headed for the coast and holed up for months. Now, the army has cleared out, but for the next month, thousands of others are trooping around the property. When the exercise is over, the Goodmans will come home. Until then, Kathy Goodman wants people to see what has happened to her Encino home.
July 20, 2010 |
Kathy Goodman's wish came true, kind of. Since the season began, the Sparks co-owner had been openly pleading for the team to play one complete game. She wanted to see 40 great minutes of basketball, not 30. In an 86-83 overtime victory against the Tulsa Shock on Tuesday at Staples Center, Goodman walked away almost satisfied. "They played 40 minutes," Goodman said. "But it was in 45 minutes." After playing three solid quarters to take a 63-53 lead into the fourth, the Sparks (6-15)
April 14, 2009 |
Sparks Coach Michael Cooper is having discussions with USC about becoming the Trojans' women's basketball coach, Sparks co-owner Carla Christofferson confirmed today. "From our perspective, he's under contract to coach our season," Christofferson said. "We've confirmed with him he's coaching our 2009 season." The WNBA regular season runs from June through mid-September. USC's regular season starts in mid-November.
January 8, 2009 |
Sparks star Candace Parker, the WNBA rookie of the year and most valuable player last season who also won an Olympic gold medal and led the Tennessee Lady Vols to another title, is pregnant. Parker, who is married to Sacramento Kings forward Shelden Williams, confirmed the news Wednesday. In a statement, Parker said, "We feel blessed." Her agent, Mary Ford, said Parker would have no further comment -- for now. No due date was disclosed, but Sparks General Manager Penny Toler says she thinks Parker can return well before the season ends.