Death and obituary of Wayne Cooper, American professional basketball player
Bad news. RIPRT @nuggets: We are saddened to learn of the passing of a great Nugget, teammate and person, wayne cooper. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family at this time. Rest in peace. Crushed to hear that wayne cooper spent. Astonishing giant of a man literally and figuratively who had a respectable career as a player and front office executive. No ego. Great people from Louisiana who cared. Awesome. He will be greatly missed.
wayne cooper was so nice to me. I will never forget how he actually listened to my input. I am truly shocked and so sad for his wife Denise and their family. Besides Geoff Petrie and Rick Adelman, there was no man more responsible for the Kings’ success in the 2000s than wayne cooper He was a dear friend to everyone, even the shy media interns. I guarantee you he’s already sipping a glass of Rombauer at Piatti’s in Heaven.
Artis Wayne Cooper (November 16, 1956 – April 11, 2022) was an American former professional basketball player. He was born in Milan, Georgia.
Cooper was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the second round (40th overall) of the 1978 NBA Draft. Cooper, a 7-foot-1 center forward from the University of New Orleans, played 14 seasons NBA from 1978 to 1992. He played for the Warriors, Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets.
During his NBA career, Cooper played in 984 games for a total of 7,777 points. His best season as a professional came as a member of the Nuggets in 1985-86, where he averaged 13.1 points in 78 games.