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. Curry played in the [1 ] NBA from 1993 to 2005. He later served as head coach of the Detroit Pistons.
Playing career [ edit ]
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) and in the [3 ] 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. On June 30, 2009, Curry was fired as head coach. [5 ] 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. [6 ] [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
Coaching record [ edit ]
Playoff win-loss %
3rd in Central
College [ edit ]
Florida Atlantic ( Conference USA) (2014–present)
Florida Atlantic 9–20
Florida Atlantic: 9–20
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.
His son, Michael Curry Jr., graduated from Georgia Southern University.
He has a wife name Katrina Curry, who graduated from
Paine College and is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority.
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