Report: Holiday endorses Curry as next Sixers coach

Report: Holiday endorses Curry as next Sixers coach

May 9, 2013, 10:15 am
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If the Sixers decide to listen to the only All-Star on their team, then the organization's coaching search will end pretty quickly.

Holiday told the Philadelphia Inquirer on Wednesday that he's in favor on promoting Doug Collins' associate head coach Michael Curry and having Curry take over the team.

"I've known him for the last three years," Holiday said Wednesday in a telephone interview. "He's somebody I trust, and somebody I'd love as a head coach.
 
"I think he was the glue to our team last year. Obviously we were defensive-based, which is big for us. That was our calling card, and Mike was responsible for that."
 
Evan Turner, who has one year remaining on his rookie contract and will be a restricted free agent next year, also spoke out in favor of Curry.
 
"We really don't have a lot of room to start all over again when you look at us," Turner said. "I think it would be great for the organization. We respect Mike."
 
Curry spent 11 years in the NBA and played under Collins in Detroit for two seasons. He's previously served as the president of the NBA's players union and the vice president of the D-League.
 
His only head coaching experience also came in Detroit, where he lasted only the 2008-09 season. Curry's Pistons went 39-42 and reached the playoffs before getting swept by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
 
Curry joined the Sixers as part of Doug Collins' staff in 2009-10 season.

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