Michael Curry

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Michael Curry
Florida Atlantic Owls
PositionHead coach
LeagueConference USA
Personal information
Born(1968-08-22) August 22, 1968 (age 46)
Anniston, Alabama
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolGlenn Hills (Augusta, Georgia)
CollegeGeorgia Southern (1986–1990)
NBA draft1990 / Undrafted
Pro career1990–2005
PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard
Number12, 20, 34
Career history
As player:
1990–1991Steiner Bayreuth
1992–1993Capital Region Pontiacs (CBA)
1993–1994Philadelphia 76ers
1994Clear Cantù (Italy)
1994–1995Valvi Girona (Spain)
1995Omaha Racers (CBA)
1996Washington Bullets
1996–1997Detroit Pistons
19971999Milwaukee Bucks
19992003Detroit Pistons
2003–2004Toronto Raptors
2004–2005Indiana Pacers
As coach:
2007–2008Detroit Pistons (assistant)
2008–2009Detroit Pistons
20102013Philadelphia 76ers (assistant)
2014–presentFlorida Atlantic
Career NBA statistics
Points2,986
Rebounds1,045
Assists804
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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Michael Curry
Florida Atlantic Owls
PositionHead coach
LeagueConference USA
Personal information
Born(1968-08-22) August 22, 1968 (age 46)
Anniston, Alabama
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolGlenn Hills (Augusta, Georgia)
CollegeGeorgia Southern (1986–1990)
NBA draft1990 / Undrafted
Pro career1990–2005
PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard
Number12, 20, 34
Career history
As player:
1990–1991Steiner Bayreuth
1992–1993Capital Region Pontiacs (CBA)
1993–1994Philadelphia 76ers
1994Clear Cantù (Italy)
1994–1995Valvi Girona (Spain)
1995Omaha Racers (CBA)
1996Washington Bullets
1996–1997Detroit Pistons
19971999Milwaukee Bucks
19992003Detroit Pistons
2003–2004Toronto Raptors
2004–2005Indiana Pacers
As coach:
2007–2008Detroit Pistons (assistant)
2008–2009Detroit Pistons
20102013Philadelphia 76ers (assistant)
2014–presentFlorida Atlantic
Career NBA statistics
Points2,986
Rebounds1,045
Assists804
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael Edward "Mike" Curry (born August 22, 1968) is an American retired professional basketball player, and current coach of the Florida Atlantic Owls men's basketball team.[1] Curry played in the NBA from 1993 to 2005. He later served as head coach of the Detroit Pistons.

Playing career[edit]

A 6'5" guard/forward from Glenn Hills High School in Augusta, Georgia, and Georgia Southern University, Curry played eleven seasons (1993–1994 through 2004–2005) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, the Washington Bullets, the Detroit Pistons, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Toronto Raptors and the Indiana Pacers. Though he never averaged more than 6.6 points per game in a season, Curry was well respected throughout the league for his strong defense and leadership qualities, and for several years he served as president of the NBA Players Association.[2]

He played also in the German 1st basketball league for Steiner Bayreuth (1990–1991), in Italy for Clear Cantù (1994)[3] and in the Spanish ACB for Valvi Girona (1994–1995).[4]

Coaching career[edit]

On June 10, 2008 Curry was named as the head coach of the Detroit Pistons for the 2008–09 season, succeeding Flip Saunders. He received a three-year deal, worth $2.5 million per season.[5] On June 30, 2009, Curry was fired as head coach.[6] Prior to becoming head coach of the Pistons, Curry served as an assistant coach for Detroit and also as the NBA's Vice-President of Player Development.[7]

Curry later worked as the associate head coach for the Philadelphia 76ers.[8]

On April 7, 2014, Curry accepted a job at Florida Atlantic University, replacing Mike Jarvis.

Coaching record[edit]

NBA[edit]

Legend
Regular seasonGGames coachedWGames wonLGames lostW–L %Win-loss %
Post seasonPGPlayoff gamesPWPlayoff winsPLPlayoff lossesPW–L %Playoff win-loss %
TeamYearGWLW–L%FinishPGPWPLPW–L%Result
DET2008–09823943.4763rd in Central404.000Lost in First Round
Career823943.476404.000

College[edit]

SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Florida Atlantic (Conference USA) (2014–present)
2014–15Florida Atlantic0-00-0
Florida Atlantic:0-00-0
Total:0-0

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Personal life[edit]

Curry also holds a Masters Degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University SportsCenter.

His son, Deon Curry, played football as a wide receiver for Michigan State University.[9]

His daughter, Crysten Curry, plays volleyball at Georgia Southern University.

References[edit]

External links[edit]