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WNBA'S Los Angeles Sparks Hire Kobe Bryant's Father As Head Coach

The Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA have hired Joe "Jellybean" Bryant as their head coach, after releasing former coach Jennifer Gillom of her duties.

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Bryant, who himself played parts of nine seasons in the NBA, is best known as being the father of current Los Angeles Lakers star, Kobe Bryant.

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This isn’t the first time Bryant has coached the Sparks, as he previously was the coach from 2005-07, before being replaced by former Laker, Michael Cooper. Recently Bryant had been coaching men’s teams in both Japan and Italy.