Joe Dumars says Michael Curry will be next Pistons coach
By LARRY LAGE | AP Sports Writer 3:34 PM EDT, June 9, 2008
DETROIT - Detroit Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars tells The Associated Press Michael Curry will be the team's next coach.
Dumars tells the AP Curry will be introduced at a news conference on Tuesday. The team sent out a release Monday afternoon saying the new coach would be announced at that news event, but did not reveal his identity.
Curry agreed to a three-year deal worth $2.5 million a year guaranteed with the team holding the option for a fourth season.
He replaces Flip Saunders, who was fired last week. Curry served as an assistant on Saunders' staff and is a former Piston.
Curry could not immediately be reached for comment on his cell phone Monday afternoon.