Rasheed Wallace Named Head Coach of NC Good Better Best Academy HS

Blake SchusterContributor IJune 3, 2021

WUHAN, CHINA - JULY 15: Retired NBA players Rasheed Wallace attends the launching ceremony of OYTP (Outstanding Youth Training Program) basketball camp at Incity on July 15, 2018 in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images)
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Former longtime NBA star Rasheed Wallace is continuing his coaching career, agreeing to become the head coach of the boys' team at North Carolina Good Better Best Academy.

The high school in Durham announced his hiring Wednesday.

NCGBB Basketball 🦅 @ncgbbambb

Introducing our new head coach, former NBA champion and Tarheel, Rasheed Wallace. #TheSheedEra has begun! #FlyEagles pic.twitter.com/QiGlKF9DPN

Wallace got into coaching shortly after his playing career ended in 2013.

He served as an assistant to Maurice Cheeks and John Loyer with the Detroit Pistons in 2013-14 before taking the head job at Jordan High School in Durham in 2019. The 2004 NBA champion and four-time All-Star played his college basketball at nearby North Carolina from 1993 to 1995.

Unfortunately for the school's media strategy, the announcement of Wallace taking over NC GBB may only be the second-biggest coaching change announced in Durham on Wednesday.