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NBA: Detroit Pistons Hire Rasheed Wallace as Assistant Coach
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NBA: Detroit Pistons Hire Rasheed Wallace as Assistant Coach

Jul 8 2013, 9:52pm CDT | by

The Detroit Pistons hired one of its former players, Rasheed Wallace, as an assistant coach on Monday.

Rasheed Wallace is back in the Motor City as an assistant coach of the Detroit Pistons.  ESPN Boston's Michael Wallace reports Rasheed Wallace agreed to a two-year deal with the Pistons, who retired...

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NBA: Detroit Pistons Hire Rasheed Wallace as Assistant Coach

Jul 8 2013, 9:52pm CDT | by

The Detroit Pistons hired one of its former players, Rasheed Wallace, as an assistant coach on Monday.

Rasheed Wallace is back in the Motor City as an assistant coach of the Detroit Pistons

ESPN Boston's Michael Wallace reports Rasheed Wallace agreed to a two-year deal with the Pistons, who retired after the 2012-13 NBA season which he spent with the New York Knicks. 

New Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks said the team is working out the final details of the deal with Wallace. He is going to help develop young big men Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe. The Detroit Free Press' Vince Ellis writes it was Cheeks' idea to bring Wallace into the fold. 

Cheeks said they will rely on Wallace's knowledge of playing in the post after spending 17 seasons in the NBA. 

"He's going to bring a lot of knowledge of how to help our young guys play on the block, because he's been around the league for, like, forever. With him having played that position for such a long time, I know he's going to be a great asset to what we're building."

Ellis also reiterates the decision to be Pistons assistant coach will allow Wallace a chance to spend more time with his kids, who are based in Detroit.  

"It's a blessing in disguise; my kids are still back in Detroit. I have the best of both now. I'll be able to do what I want and that's to teach young guys how to play basketball the right way and still be with my kids.

Wallace wasn't expecting to be a coach once his playing days are over. On asked how much of this perception has changed, he answered readily.

"Actually a lot. It has more to do with my kids than anything. With them getting older and working them out and other high school kids out, I guess it was that little coaching bug that started and now here I am up here. But I wasn't expecting to be here."

Wallace played for the then-Washington Bullets, Portland Trail Blazers, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics and New York Knicks. He logged career averages of 14.4 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.3 blocks per game. 


 
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