Jrue Holiday has recommended the Philadelphia 76ers hire Michael Curry as head coach.

Curry has been associate head coach of the 76ers, where he has been largely responsible for Holiday's development.

"I've known him for the last three years," Holiday said Wednesday. "He's somebody I trust, and somebody I'd love as a head coach."

Curry often served as a communicator between Doug Collins and the players.

"I think he was the glue to our team last year," Holiday said of Curry. "Obviously we were defensive-based, which is big for us. That was our calling card, and Mike was responsible for that."

Evan Turner also would like to see Curry get consideration.

"We really don't have a lot of room to start all over again when you look at us," said Turner. "I think it would be great for the organization. We respect Mike."

Curry was head coach of the Detroit Pistons for one season.