Sunday, November 17 2019

8-21-19, Rasheed Wallace, Head Basketball Coach, Jordan High School

The guest speaker for our upcoming meeting will be Rasheed Wallace, Head Boys Basketball Coach at Jordan High School. The 44-year-old Wallace played for 16 seasons in the NBA after a two-year collegiate career at the University of North Carolina.

Rasheed played for the Washington Bullets, Portland Trail Blazers, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics and New York Knicks during his career. He last appeared in an NBA game in 2012-13 with the Knicks.

Wallace was named an All-Star on four occasions, and he won his first and only NBA championship as a member of the Pistons in 2004. Over 1,109 career NBA regular-season games, Wallace averaged 14.4 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.3 blocks per game.

After retiring as a player, Wallace was an assistant coach for the Pistons during the 2013-14 season, but he was not retained when Stan Van Gundy was hired as the new head coach.

Wallace’s first venture into head coaching will be a challenge, as he is taking over a Jordan High School team that struggled last season. Jordan went just 7-17 in 2018-19, including a 1-9 mark in Triangle-6 play.

In 1995, Wallace helped UNC reach the Final Four as a player, and he will look to make a similar impact in the coaching ranks in the state of North Carolina at Jordan High School next season and beyond.

 

Mark Your Calendar

9/4/19 – Ward Clayton, Producer/Documentarian, “Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk”
9/18/19 –  Special Guest Speaker
10/2/19 – Special Guest Speaker


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