Michael Curry

Michael Curry (born August 22, 1968)

Teams coached: Florida Atlantic Owls, Detroit Pistons
Florida Atlantic record: 39-84 (.317)
Overall record^: 39-84 (.317)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2021-2023 Vanderbilt (assoc. HC)
2020-2021 Georgia (DPD)
2014-2018 Florida Atlantic
2010-2013 Philadelphia 76ers (assoc. HC)
2008-2009 Detroit Pistons
2007-2008 Detroit Pistons (asst)

Michael Curry Facts

  • Michael Edward Curry, Sr.
  • Born August 22, 1968
  • Hometown: Anniston, Alabama
  • Alma Mater: Georgia Southern University (BA, 1990) / Virginia Commonwealth University (MA)
  • Starred at Georgia Southern under head coach Frank Kerns; served as the Eagles’ captain as a junior and senior
    • Inducted into the Georgia Southern Hall of Fame in 2001
  • After going undrafted in 1990, played several years overseas before joining the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1993-94 NBA Season
    • Also spent time with the Washington Bullets, Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons, Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers, totaling 2,986 points, 1,045 rebounds and 804 assists in his NBA career
    • Head coaches he played for in the NBA include Fred Carter (PHI), Doug Collins (DET), Chris Ford (MIL), Alvin Gentry (DET), George Irvine (DET), Rick Carlisle (DET and IND), and Kevin O’Neill (TOR)
  • Worked as an executive for the NBA Development League after his player career was over and also served on the Executive Board of the National Basketball Player’s Association (NBPA)
  • Spent one year as an assistant coach under Flip Saunders back with the Detroit Pistons before taking over as the head coach in 2008
    • Went 39-42 in his lone season, making the NBA Playoffs as the 8-seed in the East
    • Fired as Pistons head coach following the 2008-09 season
  • Later reunited with Doug Collins’ as his associate head coach with the Philadelphia 76ers from 2010-13)
  • Got his first collegiate job in April 2014 when he was hired as the head coach at Florida Atlantic
    • After four seasons below .500, FAU fired Curry as head coach; he was 39-84 overall
  • Spent part of the 2020-21 season on Tom Crean‘s staff at Georgia as a player development assistant
  • Served as an associate head coach under Jerry Stackhouse at Vanderbilt for two seasons (2021-23)

Michael Curry Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level