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Vanderbilt men’s basketball coach Jerry Stackhouse will have a little more help on the sidelines this season after announcing two additions to his coaching staff on Wednesday. 

Michael Curry and Ed Conroy will join the Commodores as associate head coaches while Adam Mazarei will remain an assistant coach. 

Damany Hendrix and Faragi Phillips, who were assistant coaches last season, will now serve as director of player development and director of player personnel, respectively.

“Ed and Michael are two welcomed additions to our staff as we continue to elevate the program and build on the progress we have made,” Stackhouse said in a school release. “Their combined experience at the NCAA and NBA levels as well as their extensive knowledge of the game and ability to teach are invaluable and their leadership qualities both on and off the court will be a tremendous asset to our program.”

Curry has head coaching experience with the Detroit Pistons (2008-09) and Florida Atlantic (2014-18) and has been an NBA assistant with Detroit and the Philadelphia 76ers. He spent last season as an assistant in player development at Georgia. Curry played in the NBA for 13 years with the 76ers, Pistons, Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, Washington Wizards and Indiana Pacers.

Conroy had head coaching stops at Francis Marion (1997-2000), The Citadel (2006-10) and Tulane (2010-2016). He has served as an assistant at N.C. State, VMI, Furman, Tennessee, Coastal Carolina and, most recently, Minnesota for the last five seasons.

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