Curry has been named president of the NBDL player development and the new NBA development program: Michael Curry Named NBA Development League Vice President, Player Development NEW YORK, September 8 - NBA Commissioner David Stern today announced the hiring of Michael Curry to the position of Vice President, Player Development for the National Basketball Association Development League. In his role, Curry will supervise all of the D-League's programs that are designed to develop players both on and off the court, including skills training, education and community involvement. Curry joins the D-League following 11 seasons as an NBA player, where he was widely respected for his leadership and knowledge of the game and also served as President of the National Basketball Players Association. Following four years at Georgia Southern, Curry was undrafted by an NBA franchise and played in Germany, Belgium and France (1990-92), the United States Basketball League (1992), in Italy (1993-94) and the Continental Basketball Association (1992-93 and 1995-96). "Michael has always expressed an interest in helping to develop young players whose potential has yet to be realized," said Stern. "His personal experience in development leagues and ultimately as a valued NBA veteran, makes him a perfect fit to contribute to the mission of the D-League." A native of Augusta, Georgia, Curry majored in finance at Georgia Southern and earned his Master's degree in sports management from Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2001.