Despite his playing days remaining well in the rearview, Rasheed Wallace isn’t done contributing to the sport he loves.
Wallace is reportedly set to jump back into the coaching realm, this time at the high school level. According to News & Observer’s Jonas Pope IV, Wallace will take the boys basketball head coaching gig at Durham Jordan High School in North Carolina.
The school held an introductory press conference for Wallace on Thursday.
Wallace has some obvious ties to North Carolina, playing at UNC for two years before he was drafted by the Washington Bullets in 1995. This won’t be the first time Rasheed Wallace has dabbled in the coaching world either, as he served as a Detroit Pistons assistant during the 2014-15 NBA season.
Wallace says he could’ve jumped back into NBA coaching but chose to be a head coach instead. “I did have some offers from a few NBA teams to be on their staff,” Wallace told News & Observer. “The money was good, but it’s not about the money to me, it’s about that knowledge. Knowledge should be free and it doesn’t cost anything to pass that knowledge to these young men.”