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Dell Curry
Retired
Shooting guard/Small forward
Born June 25, 1964 (1964-06-25) (age 45)
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
High school Fort Defiance
College Virginia Tech
Draft 15th overall, 1986
Utah Jazz
Pro career 1986–2002
Former teams Utah Jazz 1986–1987
Cleveland Cavaliers 1987–1988
Charlotte Hornets 1988–1998
Milwaukee Bucks 1998–1999
Toronto Raptors 1999–2002
Awards 1994 NBA Sixth Man of the Year

Dell Curry (born June 25, 1964) is a retired American professional basketball player at the shooting guard and the small forward positions who received his education from Fort Defiance High School in Virginia and Virginia Tech. He then played in the National Basketball Association from 1986 until 2002. On June 18, 2007 he was named assistant coach of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats.

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Early life

Curry was born in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He went to Fort Defiance High School in Fort Defiance, Virginia. As a child he would shoot with two hands. Curry broke his left wrist at the age of 9 and was forced to shoot with one hand and develop correct shooting form. Curry attended Virginia Tech, where he played college basketball.

NBA career

The 6 ft 5 in Curry was selected 15th overall by the Utah Jazz in the 1986 NBA Draft after attending Virginia Tech. He played one season in Utah before moving on to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1987 for another season. He was selected by one of the NBA's two newest teams for the 1988-89 season, the Charlotte Hornets, in the expansion draft after he was made available by the Cavaliers. In Charlotte, Curry was primarily used off the bench where he was utilized as an instant scoring threat, especially from behind the three-point line. He played ten seasons for the Hornets and currently ranks among the franchise's all-time statistical leaders in points, games played, three-point field goals made and attempted, and three-point field goal percentage. He was a regular vote-receiver for the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award and the conclusion of the 1993-94 season finally saw him become the recipient of the trophy.

Curry also played one season for the Milwaukee Bucks and his final three seasons for the Toronto Raptors. He holds career averages of 11.7 points per game and 40.2 percent from three-point range. He is the all-time leading scorer for the Charlotte Hornets with 9839 points. In addition, he was the last remaining original member of the team first fielded in the 1988-89 NBA season.

Curry ranks 23rd all-time in career 3-point field goals made.

Coaching career

On June 18, 2007 he was named assistant coach of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats.

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

In 2004, he was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

Personal

Dell Curry is the father of Stephen Curry, who played basketball at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina, and was chosen 7th overall by the Golden State Warriors in the 2009 NBA Draft. He is also the father of Seth Curry, who will play at Duke University after spending the 2008–09 season at Liberty University.[1] He also has a daughter named Sydell. Dell Curry's wife's name is Sonya. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, golfing, and water skiing. He has his own foundation, "The Dell Curry Foundation", which is a youth oriented program in Charlotte, NC. He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 14th round in the 1985 MLB Draft but decided to play basketball.[2]

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Awards
Preceded by
Cliff Robinson
NBA Sixth Man of the Year
1994
Succeeded by
Anthony Mason
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Simple English

Dell Curry was a NBA basketball player.


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