Rasheed Wallace was a 4-time all-star and a key contributor on Detroit’s 2004 title team, but is best known for leading the NBA in getting T’d up for like 15 straight years and being one of the premiere trash talkers in league history.
Few would have predicted that Wallace would ever get into coaching in retirement because of his penchant for getting kicked out of games, but that’s exactly what happened today when he was announced as the new head coach of Charles E. Jordan High School in Durham, North Carolina.
In a move that immediately makes Rasheed the coolest high school coach in the country, he will be teaching the next generation the virtues of “Ball Don’t Lie” and just generally being Rasheed Wallace, which should be worth the price of admission in itself. One thing’s for sure, the assistants better be on their toes.
Here’s Wallace making the official announcement and addressing the team. Somebody get to North Carolina and make a documentary ASAP. This could be awesome.
Rasheed Wallace the new head basketball coach for a Durham High school pic.twitter.com/PFHzvsoYc0
— The Kid That Did (@KurtCoBangBang) March 8, 2019
Before today’s press conference at Jordan, Coach Rasheed Wallace, and Asst. Coach Patrick Cole spoke to the team about accountability and their expectations of the team. | #WeAreDPS #Durham #DURM #BullCity #DPSAthletics | @pmubenga @JHSFalcons @CityofDurhamNC @DurhamCounty | pic.twitter.com/ffabgFIcr4
— Durham Public Schools (@DurhamPublicSch) March 8, 2019