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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All-Access: WNBA Draft 2014

A behind the scenes look as the WNBA’s newest draft class had their moment to shine at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.

All-Access: WNBA Draft 2014

A behind the scenes look as the WNBA’s newest draft class had their moment to shine at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.

The Tulsa War Room

Go inside the Tulsa war room as the Shock select Odyssey Sims with the second overall pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft.

Katie Douglas on 1st Overall Pick

Katie Douglas talks about welcoming the first overall pick, Chiney Ogwumike to the Connecticut Sun.

2014 WNBA Draft Bus Q and A

Chelsea Gray leads an entertaining Q and A on the bus with fellow members of her draft class.