Florida Atlantic Hires Former NBA Player as Head Coach

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Former NBA player and coach Michael Curry has been hired as the men's basketball coach at Florida Atlantic.

Curry coached the Detroit Pistons and took them to the playoffs in the 2008-09 season, plus has been an assistant in both Detroit and Philadelphia. He played in the league for 11 seasons, plus spent four as the president of the National Basketball Players Association.

At FAU, he replaces Mike Jarvis, who led the Owls for the last six seasons.

Curry was introduced by FAU on Monday night, after players were told of the hire earlier in the day. FAU athletic director Patrick Chun says he believes Curry "literally has a Ph.D in basketball."

The Owls were 10-20 this season.