Former NBA champion and assistant coach Rasheed Wallace will get the chance to become a head coach, at the high school level.
Wallace will lead Jordan High School, in North Carolina, starting on Friday, when he was introduced as the team’s coach.
“This is a special day for Jordan High School and our athletic department,” Jordan High School’s Director of Athletics Shelba Levins said, according to Rob McLamb of The Wilson Times. “When we seek leaders for our athletic programs, there are several different types of criteria that are important. We want coaches who can provide both knowledge and leadership with an ability to mentor our student-athletes as they cross the bridge from adolescence to the early stages of adulthood.
“It is not every day that you can add someone with as rich of a background in basketball, mentorship and volunteerism as Rasheed Wallace,” Levins continued. “I am thrilled to welcome him to Jordan and the Falcon family.”
Jordan High is 10 minutes away from UNC, which is Wallace’s alma mater. The team went 7-17 last season, and 1-9 in conference play. If things don’t turn around in terms of wins and losses, Jordan High players will for sure see a huge turnaround on their trash talking skills.