Rasheed Wallace Named Head Coach Of NC High School Basketball Team

UNC and NBA star Rasheed Wallace named head basketball coach of North Carolina high school	 	 	 			Rasheed Wallace

UNC and NBA star Rasheed Wallace named head basketball coach of North Carolina high school Rasheed Wallace

NBA legend, and former UNC Tar Heels star, Rasheed Wallace has reportedly been named head coach of the boy's varsity basketball team at Jordan High School in Durham, North Carolina.

Wallace will lead the Jordan High School program, starting on Friday, when he was introduced as the team's coach. He said at the news conference the timing was right and he knew the area as well as the school since his nephew attended recently. He won an National Basketball Association championship with the Pistons in 2004. "I'm in the neighborhood, I'm in the community so that's why it's also going to be important for me and the gentleman to do community work".

Wallace played for Dean Smith at North Carolina for two seasons before being the fourth overall draft pick in 1995.

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"Yeah, the money was good or whatever, but it's not about the money for me".

The JHS Athletics Twitter page teased a "huge announcement" 15 minutes before the news conference.

"This is a special day for Jordan High School and our athletic department", Jordan High School's Director of Athletics Shelba Levins said to The Wilson Times. He was an assistant with the Pistons during the 2013-14 season, but this will mark his first adventure as a head coach. "He chooses, however, to dedicate his life to mentoring and leading youth in a manner that matches our values and we are delighted to have him at Jordan".

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