1 Jul 2009

Pistons fire coach Michael Curry after one season

7:44 am on 1 July 2009

Michael Curry was fired by the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday for finishing with a losing record in his first year as coach and being swept in the first round of the National Basketball Association play-offs.

The Pistons began last season with big hopes but couldn't recover from the loss of All-Star point guard Chauncey Billups in a November trade to Denver for Allen Iverson.

The Pistons went 39-43 and exited the play-offs in four lopsided losses to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Joe Dumars, the team's president for basketball operations, had said after that series that Curry would return.