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 48)
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
Playing 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
1992 Long Island Surf (USBL)
1993–1994 Philadelphia 76ers
1994 Clear Cantù
1994–1995 Valvi Girona
1995 Omaha Racers
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 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]

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.[3]

Internationally, Curry played in the German 1st basketball league for Steiner Bayreuth (1990–1991), in Italy for Clear Cantù (1994)[4] and in the Spanish ACB for Valvi Girona (1994–1995).[5]

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.[6] On June 30, 2009, Curry was fired as head coach.[7] 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.[8]

Curry later worked as the associate head coach for the Philadelphia 76ers.[9]

On April 7, 2014, Curry accepted a job at Florida Atlantic University, replacing Mike Jarvis. The Owls finished 9-20 in Curry's 1st year.

Head coaching record[edit]


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
Detroit 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


Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Florida Atlantic Owls (Conference USA) (2014–present)
2014–15 Florida Atlantic 9–20 2–16 14th
2015–16 Florida Atlantic 8–24 5–13 T–12th
2016–17 Florida Atlantic 10–20 6–12 T–11th
Florida Atlantic: 27–64 (.297) 13–41 (.241)
Total: 27–64 (.297)

      National champion         Postseason invitational 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]

His son, Deon Curry, played football as a wide receiver for Michigan State University.[10] Contrary to popular belief, he is not related to Dell Curry and 2x NBA MVP Steph Curry.


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