DETROIT (WXYZ) - Former Detroit Pistons big man Rasheed Wallace is joining the Pistons coaching staff this season as an assistant.
Wallace, who came out of retirement last season to join the New York Knicks, was one of the starting members of the 2004 Pistons team that won the NBA championship.
Wallace doesn’t have to file any retirement papers with the league due to the expiration of his one-year deal with the Knicks last season.
Wallace, a four-time NBA All-Star, was known for his post moves and shooting ability and is expected to work with Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe and Pistons second-round pick Tony Mitchell.
Wallace was also spotted on the sidelines at Detroit’s NBA summer league game Monday, July 8 against the Boston Celtics.
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