RASHEED WALLACE, a former NBA All-Star and a standout at UNC from 1993-95, recently was named head coach of the Durham Jordan High School boys’ basketball team. He was introduced at a press conference on March 8.
Durham Jordan’s boys’ basketball team finished the 2018-19 season with a 7-17 record overall and was 1-9 in the Tri-6 4A Conference. The school is look- ing to turn the page with someone who has extensive basketball experience at all levels.
Wallace has an ACC Tournament title and a Final Four appearance from his time at UNC. He played for 16 years in the NBA, where he was a four-time All-Star who played in the NBA Finals three times. Wallace took home an NBA Championship title with the Detroit Pistons in 2004.
Originally from Philadelphia, Wallace was drafted fourth overall by the Wash- ington Bullets in the 1995 NBA Draft. He also went on to play for the Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and Portland Trailblazers
Since retiring from the NBA in 2010, Wallace has dedicated himself to men- toring young players. He was an assistant coach for the Pistons in the 2013-14 season.
In the press conference, Wallace said that he has made a home with his family in North Carolina and emphasized the importance of working with his players to make a successful impact on the court and in the community. He is excited to turn the Durham Jordan basketball program around and build passion and pride in the school.