Rasheed Wallace to coach at Detroit

Rasheed WallaceNBA franchise the Detroit Pistons has announced a coaching shake up which includes the addition of Rasheed Wallace (208 cm, North Carolina´95). The veteran NBA power forward/center announced his retirement at the end of the 2012/2013. He had spent the campaign with the New York Knicks and averaged 7.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.

Rasheed will now become player development coach at the Pistons. The 39-year old played five seasons with Detroit from 2004-2009 and enjoyed huge success with the franchise. He won the 2004 NBA Championship and finished runner up the season after, while during his time with the team Rasheed Wallace featured in two All-Star games (2006 and 2008).

After a 16-year career and second retirement Wallace will now embark on his first coaching role. As a player Wallace is known for being the NBA’s all-time leader in player technical fouls, with over 300. However there was more to his game as career averages of 14.4 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 steals in 1,109 career games proves.

Rasheed Wallace was announced by Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars. He will be joined by Bernard Smith as a development coach as well as Henry Bibby and Maz Trakh as assistant coaches. Announcements for off court talent did not end there as Dumars also revealed Kamran Sufi as advance scout and Raman Sposato as video coordinator.

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