Jan 26, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Michael Curry talks with center Lavoy Allen (50) during the third quarter against the New York Knicks at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Knicks 97-80. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Bucks Interview Michael Curry

According to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times, the Bucks have interviewed Michael Curry for their head coaching vacancy.

The Milwaukee Bucks did more than just check out prospective players at the recent pre-draft camp in Chicago.

They also checked out a potential head coach: Michael Curry.

Curry is one of six known interviewees for the position, along with Kelvin Sampson and J.B. Bickerstaff of the Houston Rockets, Steve Clifford of the Lakers, Larry Drew of the Hawks, and Nate McMillan, formerly of the Sonics and Blazers.

In addition, the Bucks also spoke with Jerry Sloan and Stan Van Gundy about the opening.  Milwaukee also reportedly has an interest in head coach Lionel Hollins, whose Memphis Grizzlies should be exiting the playoffs sooner rather than later.  Memphis trails San Antonio 3-0 in the West Finals.

Curry has been the associate head coach for the Philadelphia 76ers for the past three seasons.  He also played in Milwaukee for two of his eleven NBA seasons, including the best season of his career in 1997-98.

For the 2006-07 season, Curry served as the NBA’s vice-president of basketball operations.

In his one season as an NBA head coach, Curry coached the 2008-09 Detroit Pistons to a 39-43 record and a playoff berth.  They were swept in the first round.

He sounds like a natural.

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