The asteroid was discovered on June 16, 1993, and was named for famed sports announcer and journalist Myron Cope after his death in 2008. Myron Cope was a color commentator for the Pittsburgh Steelers NFL team for 35 years and was the creator of the Terrible Towel in 1975.
- Zapadka, Pete (June 13, 2008). "Double yoi! Out-of-this-world honor for Myron Cope". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2008-06-13.
- Donald K. Yeomans (2008-06-12). "7835 Myroncope (1993 MC)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser.
- Gigler, Dan (2008-06-12). "And it will land on Cleveland ...". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2008-06-12.
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