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September 11, 2008 - Grand Rapids, Michigan (Sept. 11, 2008) - Dean Cooper, a 1999 graduate of Aquinas College, has been named assistant coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Cooper will join three other assistant coaches under the direction of head coach Randy Wittman.

Following graduation, Cooper left Aquinas for Houston where he spent the last nine years in various capacities with the Rockets organization, most recently as vice president of player personnel. His responsibilities included coordination of the team’s national and international scouting efforts.

Cooper is a native of Belding, Michigan. For more information, visit the Minnesota Timberwolves Web site.

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