Jason Curry ’91 honored as Junior Knicks Coach of the Year
April 22, 2019
Jason Curry ’91 has been named the New York Knicks’ Junior Knicks Coach of the Year.
Curry was honored at Madison Square Garden earlier this month and is now among 29 nominees for the national Jr. NBA Coach of the Year. Semifinalists and finalists will be named in April.
Curry is founder and president of Big Apple Basketball, which has been training and mentoring children for 20 years. The non-profit currently serves 350 kids from ages 7 to 18. Big Apple Basketball hosts events, conducts clinics and offers mentoring, educational and scholarship programs.
The Jr. NBA Coach of the Year award is given to a youth basketball coach in an NBA and WNBA team market who is making a positive impact on children by demonstrating outstanding integrity, character, and leadership.
In addition to being named a nominee for the national award, Curry also received a $5,000 grant. After starring at Cheshire Academy, Curry was a standout guard at Saint Michael’s College and is in the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.