ORONO – Curry becomes one of only ten female assistant coaches across the NBA.
After weeks of rumors and closed door conversations, Edniesha Curry has been announced as one of the new assistant coaches for the Portland Trail Blazers. The team announced all of new head coach Chauncey Billups’ new assistants on Monday.
Curry was rehired under Barron in 2018, making her the only female full-time assistant coach in NCAA Division I men’s basketball.
Her time at Maine started at 2015 with Barron on the women’s basketball staff, working as an assistant coach until 2017. Curry then took part in the NBA Assistant Coaches Program, participating in the NBA Draft Combine and G League Showcase. She also worked under San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon during their Summer League games.
Hammon interviewed for the Trail Blazers head coach opening.
Curry returns to Oregon, where she finished her college career winning the WNIT with the Ducks. She would spend two seasons in the WNBA with Phoenix and Los Angeles, and played five seasons in Europe.
She joins a staff under new head coach Billups that includes former Wizards head coach Scott Brooks, and former Lakers assistant Roy Rogers.