Rasheed Wallace to coach High School basketball team in North Carolina
Former Trail Blazers great Rasheed Wallace will become head coach of the Charles E. Jordan High School varsity boy’s basketball team in Durham, North Carolina, the Wilson Times reports.
Wallace, who played 16 seasons in the NBA and 7-1/2 seasons in Portland, will take over head coaching duties of the Jordan High School Falcons. A press conference announcing the move was schedule to take place Friday.
Wallace, 44, played his college ball at North Carolina from 1994-95 and was the No.4 overall pick in the ’95 draft by the Washington Bullets. The Trail Blazers acquired Wallace after his first season in Washington, getting him and Mitchell Butler in exchange for Rod Strickland and Harvey Grant.
Wallace made four NBA All-Star teams in his career, and averaged over 16 points and 7 rebounds a game during his time with the Blazers, helping them reach the Western Conference Finals in 2000.
Wallace is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He won the 2003-04 NBA Championship with the Detroit Pistons.