Rasheed Wallace named head coach at Jordan High School in Durham
For some NBA players, the retired life doesn’t mean one without basketball. After stepping away from the NBA in 2013, Rasheed Wallace is back to what he loves. It was announced Friday that Sheed would be taking over the Jordan High School boys basketball team as the new head coach.
BREAKING: Durham Public Schools announces retired NBA player Rasheed Wallace as the new basketball coach at Jordan High School. pic.twitter.com/GcUaBkyUIJ
— Derrick Lewis (@DerrickQLewis) March 8, 2019
Jordan High School is located in Durham, North Carolina and just a short drive from University of North Carolina where Wallace played college basketball. In their last season the Jordan boys team was 7-17 on the season and 1-9 in the Tri-6 4A conference. It is no doubt that the school and it’s students will have a great leader and someone who is passionate about basketball to take over the program.
Rasheed Wallace had quite the storied NBA career that spanned over 16 seasons. He spent much of his time with the Portland Trail Blazers, lending himself to the team of an era that was known as the “Jail Blazers” due to their toughness and grit. He put up the best numbers of his career in Portland, averaging 19.3 poitns, 8.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.3 blocks during the 2001-02 season.
After a series of trades landed him in Detroit, he was a major piece that helped bring a third title to the Pistons franchise in 2004, defeating the Kobe-Shaq Lakers in their last season together. After a few more years in Motor City, Rasheed went on to spend a single season with both the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks as a role player for both teams.