Michael Curry looks on the court as his team faces Warner in 2014. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

Men’s basketball hosts second annual tip-off luncheon at FAU Stadium

December 8, 2015

For Doug Collins, Monday’s second annual men's basketball tip-off luncheon served as time to reconnect with current Florida Atlantic head basketball coach Michael Curry. Collins, who currently works on ESPN’s NBA Countdown, previously coached Curry while he played for the Detroit Pistons during the 1995-1996 season. He later coached with him from 2010-2013 while he was head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. “Michael’s family to me, I love him,” Collins said of their bond. “I think Michael said it best. One day we might be friends, one day we might be brothers, one day I might be his father. It’s whatever we need from each other in that particular time.”