Rasheed Wallace is in talks with the Detroit Pistons to join Maurice Cheeks coaching staff, the Daily News has learned.— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) June 28, 2013
After 'Sheed failed to get his foot right and contribute to the New York Knicks last season on the floor, he hung around the team as a mentor of sorts on the sidelines. It's not surprising to see him flirting with a career in coaching, and it's definitely not a shock to see it potentially happening in Detroit.
In all sincerity, Wallace would have a lot to offer to a young team, and the Pistons certainly fit that description. With a future built around Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond, having a big man like Wallace could only help the team develop its most important players.
The NBA is a much more exciting place when Wallace is involved in some capacity, and seeing him tutor young big men like Monroe and Drummond would be a win-win situation for both parties.
If Wallace does indeed wind up on the Pistons bench, it will only be right if he yells "ball don't lie" when the opposing team misses a free throw or two.
After all, that's what we'd all expect from 'Sheed if he were still out on the court balling.
It would be like he never left, and in the end, our collective need for 'Sheed is one that just can't be ignored.
I know I'm not the only one rooting for this to happen.