Rasheed Wallace to Become Detroit Pistons Assistant Coach

by July 08, 2013

Clipboard don’t lie! Rumors of Rasheed Wallace’s interest in joining the coaching ranks have been out there for while, and the Detroit Pistons are giving the big fella a shot at it. Per the Detroit News: “Wallace strolled into the Amway Center wearing a polo shirt with the Pistons’ team logo on Monday, and prompted some light teasing when observers thought he was wearing a Celtics baseball hat. Turns out Wallace is a big fan of Notre Dame football. Wallace played for the Pistons from 2004-09, being the final piece to a championship puzzle in 2004, and has generally been regarded as one of the smarter players in the game. In every year but one in Detroit, Wallace helped the Pistons get to the Eastern Conference finals and twice the Pistons advanced to the NBA Finals. Since leaving Detroit he’s dabbled in semi-retirement and also come out to play for the Celtics and Knicks, spending this season in New York before a stress fracture ended his season. He doesn’t have to file retirement papers with the league because he was on a one-year deal with the Knicks, thus he isn’t on an existing contract. He’ll mainly work with the Pistons’ young bigs — Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond and second-round pick Tony Mitchell.”