Curry, Golden State agree to $44 million contract extension
by Staff Writer
Former Davidson College basketball star Stephen Curry agreed to a four-year, $44 million contract extension with the NBA’s Golden State Warriors Wednesday. He is expected to sign before the season opener in Phoenix Wednesday night.
Curry, 24, was limited to 28 games (of 82) last season because of ankle injuries. He had surgery in the offseason.
Curry’s post on Twitter Wednesday afternoon: “Gameday baby. And thanks to Joe Lacob & the Warriors hopefully I can say that for the next 4 yrs. agreed on extension.”
Curry, who starred at Charlotte Christian in high school, in 2008 led Davidson to its first NCAA tournament victories since 1969. He did it in dizzying, dazzling fashion – 40 points (including eight 3-pointers) in a win against Gonzaga; 30 points in a win against Georgetown; 33 points in a win against Wisconsin, with NBA star LeBron James in attendance; and 25 points in the tournament-ending loss to Kansas.
Curry led the nation in scoring as a junior (28.6 scoring average), and left as the school’s career scoring leader (2,488 points).
He bypassed his senior year and was drafted in the first round (No. 7 overall) of the NBA Draft by Golden State. Curry, in his fourth NBA season, has a 17.5-point scoring average as a professional.