Rasheed Wallace named head coach at North Carolina high school

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Posted at 1:43 PM, Mar 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-08 13:50:35-05

(WXYZ) — Former Detroit Pistons star Rasheed Wallace has been named the head coach o the Jordan High School basketball team in Durham, N.C., according to The Wilson Times.

Wallace, 44, played for the Pistons from 2003-2008 and helped them win the 2004 NBA Championship before retiring in 2013 with the New York Knicks.

Following his retirement, he became an assistant coach for the Pistons.

"This is a special day for Jordan High School and our athletic department," Jordan High School's Director of Athletics Shelba Levins said to The Wilson Times. "When we seek leaders for our athletic programs, there are several different types of criteria that are important. We want coaches who can provide both knowledge and leadership with an ability to mentor our student-athletes as they cross the bridge from adolescence to the early stages of adulthood."

Wallace attended North Carolina before joining the NBA. He had 16,006 points in 1,109 games during a career that lasted nearly 20 years.