Former Glenn Hills Star Curry Named Detroit Piston Head Coach

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Monday June 9, 2008
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Michael Curry is the new head coach
of the Detroit Pistons, according to team president of basketball
operations Joe Dumars. Dumars says Curry will be introduced at a news conference tomorrow.

Curry has agreed to a three-year deal worth 2-point-5 million
dollars a year, with the team holding the option for a fourth
season. Curry was an assistant to coach Flip Saunders, who was fired
last week after the Pistons were eliminated in the conference final
for the third straight year. It was Curry's first season on the
staff.

Curry had an 11-year playing career. He served as the NBA's
Developmental League's vice president of basketball development.
Curry was also the president of the NBA Players Association.

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