MGoBlue has announced that Michigan has hired a new strength and conditioning coach for the mens and womens basketball teams today. Mike Curtis comes to Michigan after spending the last 6 years with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Beilein on the hire:
“We are fortunate to have added one of the most proven and knowledgeable performance specialists in the country here at U-M,â€ said Beilein. â€œHis background as both a former player and strength and conditioning coach in college basketball is hard to find. His six years in the NBA, working with professional basketball players gives him a perspective on the new wave of strength and functional training that we believe will be so vital to our program. I am confident our student-athletes are going to love and really benefit from what Mike Curtis will do to enhance their physical development and future performances.”
There is also a full Q&A with Curtis on MGoBlue. Here’s what he had to say about the basketball facilities:
“I think it’s good. I was surprised that they had done such a good job with making the space as functional as it is now, but itâ€™s a work in progress and we will continue to make those facilities better and I look forward to that. I think there will be a few changes; there will be some things we need to put in (the weight room) to help us become better athletes.”
A complete revamping of the weight room is unlikely because I believe it was just re-done but we will see what kinds of improvements in S&C we see this season.