Michael Curry (basketball)
Michael Edward Curry (born August 22, 1968) is an American retired professional basketball player, and coach. He is the former head coach of the Florida Atlantic Owls men's basketball team. Curry played in the NBA from 1993 to 2005. He later served as head coach of the Detroit Pistons.
|Born||August 22, 1968|
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Glenn Hills (Augusta, Georgia)|
|College||Georgia Southern (1986–1990)|
|NBA draft||1990 / Undrafted|
|Position||Small forward / Shooting guard|
|Number||12, 20, 34|
|1992–1993||Capital Region Pontiacs|
|1992||Long Island Surf|
|2007–2008||Detroit Pistons (assistant)|
|2010–2013||Philadelphia 76ers (assistant)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
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.
In 1992, Curry was a guard/forward for the Long Island Surf of the United States Basketball League (USBL), averaging 20 points per game. As of the November 2000, he was one of 128 USBL players who had graduated to the NBA.
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. On June 30, 2009, Curry was fired as head coach. 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.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Regular season||G||Games coached||W||Games won||L||Games lost||W–L %||Win–loss %|
|Playoffs||PG||Playoff games||PW||Playoff wins||PL||Playoff losses||PW–L %||Playoff win–loss %|
|Detroit||2008–09||82||39||43||.476||3rd in Central||4||0||4||.000||Lost in First Round|
|Florida Atlantic Owls (Conference USA) (2014–2018)|
|Florida Atlantic:||39–84 (.317)||19–53 (.264)|
Postseason invitational champion
- ESPN.com – NBA – PLAYOFFS2003 – Detroit Pistons vs. Orlando Magic
- Copia, Joe (November 13, 2000). "Three New USBL Alumni to Appear on NBA Opening Night Rosters; 128 Players Have Graduated From the USBL to the NBA". Silicon Investor. San Francisco, CA. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
- Michael Curry
- C. Gerstner, Joanne (2008-06-10). "Curry: We're playing to put up another banner". The Detroit News. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
- Stein, Marc (2009-07-01). "Pistons fire Curry". ESPN. Retrieved 2016-01-16.
- InsideHoops.com – Michael Curry named NBA Vice President, Basketball Operations
- "Michael Curry". nba.com. National Basketball Association. Retrieved 2016-01-16.
- Michigan State University Official Athletic Siteyyy