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Pac-10 reprimands USC's Michael Cooper

January 21, 2010 |  1:03 pm

Cooper USC women's basketball Coach Michael Cooper has been reprimanded by the Pac-10 for a postgame comment he made earlier this week about his team's crosstown rival.

Cooper reportedly said "[expletive] UCLA" following the Trojans' 70-63 victory over the Bruins on Sunday. The former Lakers standout and Sparks coach apologized for his comment in a letter to UCLA Coach Nikki Caldwell.

"There is no excuse for it," Cooper wrote in his apology, "and I realize it is outside the bounds of good sportsmanship."

The reprimand was issued by Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott.

Cooper is in his first year with the Trojans.

-- Austin Knoblauch

Photo: Michael Cooper. Credit: Kirby Lee / US Presswire