Coach Bio

Earl Cureton
College - Detroit
Earl “The Twirl” Cureton was hired on June 18, 2009 to round out the Detroit Shock’s coaching staff. A two-time NBA champion with the Philadelphia 76ers (1982-83) and the Houston Rockets (1993-94) Cureton played twelve seasons in the NBA for seven different teams (76ers, Rockets, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons). A native Detroiter, Cureton played collegiate ball at the University of Detroit and was drafted by the 76ers in the 1979 NBA Draft (third round, 58th overall). Cureton averaged 5.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 674 games played. Cureton was also an assistant coach with the WNBA’s Charlotte Sting for two seasons, working with assistant coach Cheryl Reeve in his first season, before they disbanded.

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Video

Sky vs. Shock

Odyssey Sims scores 24 points to lead the Shock to a win over the Sky, 79-69.

Lynx vs. Sun

Maya Moore scores 17 points to help the Lynx beat the Sun, 76-65.

Dream vs. Mystics

Ivory Latta scores 21 points and Kara Lawson adds14 as the surging Mystics beat the Dream, 77-67.

Liberty vs. Mercury

Diana Taurasi records 15 points and 10 assists, Britney Griner adds 18 points as the Mercury roll to their 15th straight win.

Taurasi's Double-double

Diana Taurasi records a double-double with 15 points and 10 assists to lead the Mercury over the Liberty.