Dell Curry RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
FOX Sports Southeast announced on Aug. 27, 2015 that Dell Curry will be returning for his seventh season as analyst on the FOX Sports Southeast telecast team, joining Eric Collins and Stephanie Ready in the broadcast booth. Matt Rochinski of hornets.com caught up with Curry to talk about heading into his seventh season with the Hornets. On his excitement to be returning for a seventh season, as well as taking on a new role with the team: I’m very excited, first about my new role with the Hornets as Ambassador and Special Projects Advisor. It gets me a little more involved in the Hornets and what they do. It lets me float around the office a little more freely, so I’m looking forward to that. And then also doing what I love, just calling the games and being involved with the games on that side. I’m back for my seventh year and I’ve really enjoyed every year. I’d like to think I’ve gotten better, and it keeps me involved in the game in a certain way where I can enjoy the entertainment and relay that back to the fans.
FOX Sports Southeast announced on Aug. 27, 2015 that Stephanie Ready will make the move from the Hornets sidelines to the broadcast booth with Eric Collins and Dell Curry, becoming the first full-time female NBA game analyst. Matt Rochinski of hornets.com caught up with Ready to discuss her historic move. On making the move to the Hornets broadcast booth: I am thrilled – I’m over the moon with excitement. When I was a coach and considered getting into television, this was the job that I wanted. This was the reason that I got into sports broadcasting, because I wanted to be a game analyst. Even though I’ve done it all these years – some college games and some NBA games on a fill in basis – this will be the first time I get to focus primarily on the job that I love the most in television. I couldn’t be more excited.
ESPN’s Marc Stein asked the group when the first time was that the sons realized they were better players than their fathers, and Stephen Curry revealed that his grandmother gave him the title before he ever played in the NBA. “I never really thought I was better than him until my grandma, his mom, gave me that crown. She watched every one of his games and she — I don’t know if it was in high school or my first year of college — she’s at the house and she [said] ‘that boy is better than you, Dell.’”
Dell and Mychal had long been friends, of course. They had been crossing paths for years — Mychal broadcasting for the Lakers and Dell later broadcasting for the Bobcats/Hornets. Now their bond was personal. When Steph and Klay each ended up with the Warriors, they connected as fathers. “I think, with Steph and Klay, experiencing the NBA life early, it paid off for them with confidence,” Dell says. “Seeing that big stage early. They got used to it. It doesn’t affect them. It doesn’t bother them being on a big stage, a big arena.”
“MJ was the man,” he says. Three years later, in 1998, the Bulls again faced the Hornets in the playoffs. On an off day, Jordan and Dennis Rodman were cruising down a Coliseum hallway when 10-year-old Steph came careening around a corner. Michael shook his hand. Steph didn’t want to ever wash it again. Almost every NBA player Steph met asked him, “Can you shoot like your pops?” By the late 1990s, Dell Curry was one of the NBA’s best shooters. He was Sixth Man of the Year in 1993-94 and once shot 47.6 percent from 3-point land. “I’ll never forget it,” says Julie Thompson, Mychal’s wife. “I remember every time Dell shot the ball at the Great Western Forum, our PA announcer, Laurence Tanter, would just go, ‘Dell Curry.’ I mean, I don’t even remember Dell missing a shot.”
Dell Curry on keeping Steph humble: I don’t worry about that at all. As fast-paced as things have been going, it really hadn’t hit him. Because he’s been so focused on the games. So I’m sure at some point this summer when it’s over or maybe even when next year, (at) the start of (the season), he’ll have (some time to) stop and think. But he’s always been a guy that success is not going to change him. If anything, it’s going to motivate him to work harder, to repeat at the levels he’s gotten to this year. He’s had such a great year. It takes a lot to have a year like he has.