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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The Season: Ep. 1 - The Draft

A look behind the scenes at the 2015 WNBA Draft, featuring the first two overall picks: Jewell Loyd and Amanda Zahui B.

Jewell Loyd: 1st Pick of the 2015 WNBA Draft

With the first pick of the 2015 WNBA Draft, the Seattle Storm select Jewell Loyd!

Amanda Zahui B.: 2nd Pick of the 2015 WNBA Draft

With the second pick of the 2015 WNBA Draft, the Tulsa Shock select Amanda Zahui B.!

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis: 3rd Pick of 2015 WNBA Draft

With the third pick of the 2015 WNBA Draft, the Seattle Storm select Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis!

WNBA Revealed: Sue Bird

Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm reflects on her journey from High School to College and ultimately to the WNBA.