SI: Before resigning you went 19-23 as the coach of the Phoenix Mercury. Will you return to coaching?
Cooper: I definitely want to go back, but I think I want to coach on a collegiate level.
SI: You're fluent in Italian. Ever curse at the refs in Italian to avoid a T?
Cooper: Yes, I have. And it's a good curse word.
SI: Do any teammates dare call you Grandma?
Cooper: Well, there's one player who calls me Forty, and that's [27-year-old] Rita Williams [now with the Seattle Storm].
SI: You said recently that what you really missed was "hanging out in the locker room with the girls" and just talking. So what do WNBA players talk about in the locker room?
Cooper: Men [laughs]. I mean, we talk basketball and sometimes strategy and home life, too. But men.