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Wardell Stephen "Dell" Curry I (born June 25, 1964) is an American former professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball
Basketball
Association (NBA) from 1986 until 2002. He retired as the Charlotte Hornets' all-time leader in points (9,839) and three-point field goals made (929).[1] Curry currently works as a color commentator, alongside Eric Collins and Stephanie Ready, on Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte Hornets
television broadcasts. He is the father of current NBA players Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry
and Seth Curry.

Contents

1 Early years 2 College career 3 NBA career 4 NBA career statistics

4.1 Regular season 4.2 Playoffs

5 Post-playing career 6 Personal life 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Early years Born in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Curry was raised in Grottoes and played high school basketball at Fort Defiance, where he used his coach's barn to practice shooting daily. He finished as the all-time leading scorer in school history, and was named a McDonald's All-American in 1982. Curry also played baseball, and won state championships in both sports; he was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 1982 Major League Baseball
Baseball
draft.[2] College career Curry was a four-year starter at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg along with contemporaries Bobby Beecher, Perry Young, Al Young, and Keith Colbert. The Hokies appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) in 1983 and 1984, finishing third in the latter. Although the team qualified for at-large bids to the NCAA tournament in 1985 and 1986, it lost in the first round on both occasions. In his senior season in 1986, Curry was named the player of the year in the Metro Conference. Prior to the 1986–87 season, NCAA basketball did not feature a three-point line; Curry's accurate long-range shooting was not rewarded, as it would be later in his NBA career. (In the early and mid 1980s, the three-point line was introduced in many conferences at varying distances, but it was not recognized by the NCAA.) Curry also played baseball for Virginia Tech.[3] He was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 14th round of the 1985 MLB draft but opted to continue playing basketball.[4] Curry finished his Virginia Tech career with 2,389 points (second all-time) and 295 steals (all-time leader) in basketball, and a 6–1 record with a 3.81 ERA in baseball.[5] NBA career Curry was selected with the 15th overall pick by the Utah Jazz
Utah Jazz
in the 1986 NBA draft. He played one season in Utah before being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers
in 1987, where he spent the 1987–88 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. Curry spent 10 seasons in Charlotte, mostly coming off the bench to provide instant offense, utilizing three-point shooting. He was a regular in the discussions for Sixth Man of the Year, but didn't actually win the award until the 1993–94 season. He 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. Upon departing the franchise in 1998, he was the last player remaining from its inaugural season 10 years earlier.[2] Curry played one season for the Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee Bucks
before playing his final three seasons in the NBA for the Toronto Raptors. He holds career averages of 11.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.8 assists. Curry retired as the all-time leading scorer in Hornets history with 9,839 points.[6] NBA career statistics

Legend

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game

 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw
Free throw
percentage

 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game

 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

1986–87 Utah 67 0 9.5 .426 .283 .789 1.2 .9 .4 .1 4.9

1987–88 Cleveland 79 8 19.0 .458 .346 .782 2.1 1.9 1.2 .3 10.0

1988–89 Charlotte 48 0 16.9 .491 .345 .870 2.2 1.0 .9 .1 11.9

1989–90 Charlotte 67 13 27.8 .466 .354 .923 2.5 2.4 1.5 .4 16.0

1990–91 Charlotte 76 14 19.9 .471 .372 .842 2.6 2.2 1.0 .3 10.6

1991–92 Charlotte 77 0 26.2 .486 .404 .836 3.4 2.3 1.2 .3 15.7

1992–93 Charlotte 80 0 26.2 .452 .401 .866 3.6 2.3 1.1 .3 15.3

1993–94 Charlotte 82 0 26.5 .455 .402 .873 3.2 2.7 1.2 .3 16.3

1994–95 Charlotte 69 0 24.9 .441 .427 .856 3.4 1.6 .8 .3 13.6

1995–96 Charlotte 82 29 28.9 .453 .404 .854 3.2 2.1 1.3 .3 14.5

1996–97 Charlotte 68 20 30.6 .459 .426 .803 3.1 1.7 .9 .2 14.8

1997–98 Charlotte 52 1 18.7 .447 .421 .788 1.9 1.3 .6 .1 9.4

1998–99 Milwaukee 42 0 20.6 .485 .476 .824 2.0 1.1 .9 .1 10.1

1999–00 Toronto 67 9 16.3 .427 .393 .750 1.5 1.3 .5 .1 7.6

2000–01 Toronto 71 1 13.5 .424 .428 .843 1.2 1.1 .4 .1 6.0

2001–02 Toronto 56 4 15.8 .406 .344 .892 1.4 1.1 .4 .1 6.4

Career 1,083 99 21.7 .457 .402 .843 2.4 1.8 .9 .2 11.7

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

1987 Utah 2 0 2.0 .000 .000

.0 .0 .0 .0 0.0

1988 Cleveland 2 0 8.5 .250 .000

.5 1.0 .0 .5 1.0

1993 Charlotte 9 0 24.7 .433 .286 .818 3.6 2.0 1.4 .0 11.0

1995 Charlotte 4 0 26.8 .471 .429 .909 2.3 1.5 .0 .0 12.8

1997 Charlotte 3 1 16.7 .294 .250 1.000 .3 1.7 1.3 .0 4.7

1998 Charlotte 9 0 19.0 .593 .250 .857 2.1 1.1 .8 .3 5.8

1999 Milwaukee 3 0 16.3 .404 .125 1.000 1.3 .3 1.0 .0 3.0

2000 Toronto 3 0 10.0 .133 .667 .500 .7 .3 .7 .0 2.3

2001 Toronto 12 0 15.2 .500 .378 .833 1.2 .8 .5 .1 6.5

2002 Toronto 4 0 14.8 .422 .800 1.000 1.3 1.0 1.3 .5 7.0

Career 51 1 17.5 .400 .350 .870 1.7 1.1 .8 .1 6.7

Post-playing career In 2004, Curry was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.[7] On June 18, 2007, Curry was named an assistant coach of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats, but he stepped down before the season began so that he could attend his sons' basketball games.[8] In 2009, Curry started working as a color commentator, alongside longtime play-by-play announcer Steve Martin, for the Charlotte Bobcats (now Charlotte Hornets). In 2016 Curry was the recipient of the Bobby Jones Award at the Athletes in Action All Star Breakfast, which is held each year at the NBA All Star Weekend. Personal life Curry lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife Sonya Adams, who played volleyball at Virginia Tech, where they met; the couple have three children. His older son, Stephen, plays in the NBA for the Golden State Warriors. In 2014–15, Stephen won the NBA MVP award and led the Warriors to the NBA championship, and in 2015–16, he led his team to the highest regular season win total in NBA history with 73 wins, once again being voted league MVP. He has two grandchildren, Riley and Ryan Curry, through Stephen, with his wife Ayesha. His younger son, Seth, currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks,[9] while his daughter, Sydel, plays volleyball at Elon University.[10] In 1998, Curry established a charitable foundation, the Dell Curry Foundation, which is a youth oriented program in Charlotte, North Carolina. The foundation runs five learning centers in Charlotte to provide educational training and drug abuse counseling.[5] See also

List of National Basketball
Basketball
Association franchise career scoring leaders

References

^ " Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte Hornets
Career Leaders". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 25 June 2015.  ^ a b Dell Curry, Steph’s Dad: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know ^ "Looking Back... Virginia Tech's Dell Curry". Archived from the original on 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2013-05-09.  ^ "Player Bio". NBA.com. Archived from the original on November 10, 2012. Retrieved 2009-10-14.  ^ a b Sumner, Jim (Dec 5, 2007). "Virginia Tech's Dell Curry". Looking Back... Atlantic Coast Conference. Archived from the original on 29 June 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2012.  ^ Dell Curry
Dell Curry
NBA Stats ^ "Dell Curry". Class of 2004. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. Archived from the original on 13 December 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2012.  ^ Dell Curry
Dell Curry
steps down as Bobcats assistant coach. ^ Mavericks sign free agent guard Seth Curry ^ Sydel Curry Bio

External links

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1986 NBA Draft

First round

Brad Daugherty Len Bias Chris Washburn Chuck Person Kenny Walker William Bedford Roy Tarpley Ron Harper Brad Sellers Johnny Dawkins John Salley John Williams Dwayne Washington Walter Berry Dell Curry Maurice Martin Harold Pressley Mark Alarie Billy Thompson Buck Johnson Anthony Jones Scott Skiles Ken Barlow Arvydas Sabonis

Second round

Mark Price Greg Dreiling Dennis Rodman Larry Krystkowiak Johnny Newman Nate McMillan Joe Ward Cedric Henderson Kevin Duckworth Johnny Rogers Milt Wagner Steve Mitchell Panagiotis Fasoulas Lemone Lampley Rafael Addison Gus Binelli Otis Smith Ron Kellogg Dave Feitl David Wingate Keith Smith Jeff Hornacek Michael Jackson

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NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award

1983: Jones 1984: McHale 1985: McHale 1986: Walton 1987: Pierce 1988: Tarpley 1989: Johnson 1990: Pierce 1991: Schrempf 1992: Schrempf 1993: Robinson 1994: Curry 1995: Mason 1996: Kukoč 1997: Starks 1998: Manning 1999: Armstrong 2000: Rogers 2001: McKie 2002: Williamson 2003: Jackson 2004: Jamison 2005: B. Gordon 2006: Miller 2007: Barbosa 2008: Ginóbili 2009: Terry 2010: Crawford 2011: Odom 2012: Harden 2013: Smith 2014: Crawford 2015: Williams 2016: Crawford 2017: E. Gordon

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1986 NCAA Men's Basketball
Basketball
Consensus All-Americans

First Team

Steve Alford Walter Berry Len Bias Johnny Dawkins Kenny Walker

Second Team

Dell Curry Brad Daugherty Ron Harper Danny Manning David Robinson Scott Skiles

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Metro Conference
Metro Conference
Men's Basketball
Basketball
Player of the Year

1977: Yoder 1978: Davis & Wilson 1979: Cummings 1980: Griffith 1981: Burns & Smith 1982: Lee 1983: McCray 1984: Williams 1985: Lee 1986: Curry 1987: Crook 1988: Coles & Ellison 1989: McCloud 1990: Weatherspoon 1991: Weatherspoon 1992: Weatherspoon 1993: Rozier 1994:

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