Tuesday May 5th, 2015

Stephen Curry's college coach, Davidson's Bob McKillop, spoke to The Charlotte Observer recently about the Golden State Warriors guard and his success in the NBA.

On Monday, Curry was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the 2014-15 season. McKillop, who coached Curry for three seasons at Davidson, said Curry's ability to dribble is "without a doubt" what he's improved most on since leaving college.

"He’s become a maestro with the ball in his hands—a magician," McKillop told the Observer. "And that doesn’t happen unless you’ve invested so much time in it.

"I don’t think he’s as great as he’s going to be. He will get even greater because of his work ethic."

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McKillop was also asked which professional athlete Curry reminds him of the most, and he said former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.

"I say that because Jeter is an icon not only because of his durability and performance and success, but he also didn’t stand up on a pedestal and pound his chest," said McKillop. "That’s Steph ... The guy is driving down a highway of superstardom."

- Molly Geary


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