WUHAN, CHINA – JULY 15: Retired NBA player Rashid Wallace attends the launch ceremony of the OYTP (Outstanding Youth Training Program) basketball camp at InCity on July 15, 2018, in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. (Photo via Getty Images by Visual China Group) Visual China Group via Getty Ima
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Rashid Wallace may return to the NBA.
The four-time All-Star and former Portland Trail Blazers Big Man may join the coaching staff of Darwin Hamm, the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, according to a report from The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
After Wallace initially agreed to a deal with the Lakers, Charnia reformed later on Monday and said he is a candidate to join the staff. The contract has not yet been signed between the two parties.
Haim confirmed that Wallace is a candidate to join his coaching staff at his introductory press conference with the Lakers this afternoon.
Wallace, who played with Hamm with the Detroit Pistons, spent part of the last season at the University of Memphis as an assistant coach under Penny Hardaway. Wallace and Haim are familiar friends, as they won the NBA title in 2004 with the Pistons (against the Lakers) under head coach Larry Brown.
Hardaway told Commercial Appeal on Monday that Wallace had plans to join Haim from the start.
“I think Rasheed would be moving to L.A. with Darwin Haim. Hardaway clarified that ‘this was a pre-planned settlement.’ “If Darwin had gotten the job last year, Rasheed would have already promised him that he would be there for her. going to go along. So, I’m thinking this year, with him getting the Lakers job, (Wallace) is still going through that process.
Assuming both sides work out a deal, this is the second time Wallace will join NBA coaching. He previously worked as an assistant to the Pistons in 2013-14 after retiring.
Let us tell you that 47-year-old Wallace has also been involved in acting and after acting at the University of North Carolina, he played 16 seasons for the NBA. He has played against various teams in his playing career so far, mainly Washington, Portland, Detroit, Boston, and New York.