According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, Rasheed Wallace, who recently retired after 17 seasons in the NBA, may be returning to the league as an assistant coach. The 38-year-old has been in talks with recently hired Pistons head coach, Maurice Cheeks, about joining his staff in Detroit, where Wallace won an NBA championship in 2004.
Rasheed Wallace could be returning to the Detroit Pistons as an assistant coach. According to a Knicks source, Wallace has been in talks with Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks about joining his staff.
Wallace retired last April after one injury filled season with the Knicks. Mike Woodson had coaxed Wallace out of semi-retirement after the veteran forward had sat out the previous two seasons. But Wallace suffered a broken foot in December that required surgery. He returned for one game in April before announcing his retirement. Wallace stayed with the club throughout their playoff run, serving as a coach.