Michael Curry

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Michael Curry
Florida Atlantic Owls
Position Head coach
League Conference USA
Personal information
Born (1968-08-22) August 22, 1968 (age 46)
Anniston, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Glenn Hills (Augusta, Georgia)
College Georgia Southern (1986–1990)
NBA draft 1990 / Undrafted
Pro career 1990–2005
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Number 12, 20, 34
Career history
As player:
1990–1991 Steiner Bayreuth
1992–1993 Capital Region Pontiacs (CBA)
1993–1994 Philadelphia 76ers
1994 Clear Cantù (Italy)
1994–1995 Valvi Girona (Spain)
1995 Omaha Racers (CBA)
1996 Washington Bullets
1996–1997 Detroit Pistons
19971999 Milwaukee Bucks
19992003 Detroit Pistons
2003–2004 Toronto Raptors
2004–2005 Indiana Pacers
As coach:
2007–2008 Detroit Pistons (assistant)
2008–2009 Detroit Pistons
20102013 Philadelphia 76ers (assistant)
2014–present Florida Atlantic
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,986
Rebounds 1,045
Assists 804
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 season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win-loss %
Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win-loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
DET 2008–09 82 39 43 .476 3rd in Central 4 0 4 .000 Lost in First Round
Career 82 39 43 .476 4 0 4 .000

College[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Florida Atlantic (Conference USA) (2014–present)
2014–15 Florida Atlantic 6–4 0–0
Florida Atlantic: 6–4 0–0
Total: 6–4

      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.

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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