Former Golden State Warriors General Manager Larry Riley had an interesting story about how Stephen Curry came to him before naming his first child. It was during Riley’s tenure that the Warriors drafted in Curry. Stephen married Ayesha in 2011, and a year later they gave birth to their first child.
In a recent appearance on the 95.7 The Game’s “Bonta, Steiny & Guru” show Larry Riley narrated an interesting story about when Stephen Curry came to him after he became a father.
“Steph came into my office one day, and he sat down in front of me and he said, ‘Hey coach, we’re getting ready to have a child and it’s a girl. We’re looking at names. What would you think if we named our baby girl Riley?’ I was blown away,” Riley said (H/T NBC Sports). “I was just absolutely blown away.
“Those are fond memories, of course. And everybody knows she captured the world a few years ago when she ended up on TV a few different times. But yeah, there’s some substance to that. If I had said, ‘No you can’t do that,’ I’d have been stupid. He might have done it, anyway.
“They had that name picked out. He just ran it by me.”
Riley was the Warriors’ GM till 2012. He was responsible for bringing in Curry as well as Klay Thompson during his time as GM. In 2012, Bob Myers became the team’s GM as Riley became the director of scouting. Currently, Larry Riley is the senior advisor to the GM of Atlanta Hawks.
Stephen Curry and Golden State Warriors won’t be a part of the NBA’s resumption
As for the Warriors, they enjoyed immense success in the last few years. They have been to five consecutive finals since 2014 and won three of them. Moreover, Stephen Curry grew as one of the best players in the league. He became the league’s first unanimous MVP in 2016, which was his second consecutive MVP award.
After dominating the NBA for a few years, the Warriors had a dismal 2019/20 season. Curry was injured for most of the season. Curry and co. will not be a part of the season’s resumption in Oakland.