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Rasheed Wallace
Rasheed Wallace
Position: -
Born: 09/17/74
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:230 lbs. / 104.4 kg.
Earnings: $158,110,581 ($216,342,931*)
Former University of North Carolina star and longtime NBA player Rasheed Wallace will be named the head coach of boy’s varsity basketball team at Jordan High School at a press conference scheduled for Friday at 10 a.m inside the school’s media center. The Falcons are coming off of a 7-17 campaign in 2018-19. Jordan finished 1-9 in the Triangle-6 and ended its season Feb. 18 with a loss to Panther Creek in the conference tournament.
Wallace, who spent one season as an assistant coach with the Pistons, is expected to work more with the Knicks this week. “I just thought he’d be great to have him come visit with our big guys. He’s a technician from an understanding fundamentals standpoint, understanding the big-man position,” Fizdale said. “I just think he’s a great voice to have in the gym, a nice change of voice. He’s a guy that could help Mitchell understand how to use his voice. “I’m connecting with a lot of guys from our past to bring as many influences around these guys as we can.”
Damian Lillard scored seven points in the first half. Barely an hour later, he set two franchise records. The 6-3 point guard’s 34 points in the second half broke his own franchise mark for scoring in a half and helped Portland (3-1) surge past Orlando (2-3), 128-114, at Amway Center in Orlando. Lillard’s 41-point total also set a new team record for points against the Magic, a mark previously held by Rasheed Wallace (37 points).
Such development has include his time in North Carolina under the tutelage of Wallace, the former Detroit Pistons standout. “I’ve known Rasheed since my junior year of high school,” Adebayo said. “We’ve worked out and just kept getting better. It’s not the first time me and Rasheed worked out. His workouts are pretty short and sweet. They’re to the point. “I knew some people that knew him and, boom, I’m working out with Rasheed Wallace.”
Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo missed making the NBA All-Rookie team by a single vote. Josh Jackson of the Phoenix Suns made it with 45 points while Adebayo finished with 44 points. Missing out on the All-Rookie team didn’t seem to bother him as he’s working on his post moves with an NBA champion. Rasheed Wallace, a former North Carolina Tar Heel and 16-year NBA veteran, posted a video of them going through post workouts.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he is not worried about Morris’ ejections. And Morris has pledged to not let his temper get the best of him in the playoffs. “Going in the playoffs, that’s nothing to worry about. I promise I won’t get no techs unless we’re just getting blatantly cheated,” said Morris. “I want my team to win, so I won’t put my team in jeopardy or anything like that. But I’m still passionate about the game, like I said.”
1 year ago via ESPN
“We never had him [Kristaps Porzingis] watch that much of the big men,” Janis Porzingis said. “There are guys like Rasheed Wallace, who had an interesting post game, and (Kevin Garnett), who had moves no one had. But a lot what we watched was guards. There was nobody better on post than old Michael Jordan tapes. In ‘96, ’97, ’98, picking his plays, it was beautiful. Same with Kobe. “These players, it doesn’t have to be exactly your size, but you learn things you can do. The way it works, in summer workouts, I used to tell him what to do. Now I ask him what to do. He sees a move and we figure out if he would be able to do it. If he says no, we move on. We’re just trying to do what he could develop and what he could be good at.
Rasheed Wallace says he knows “for a fact” Zach Randolph is no drug dealer — despite getting busted with more than 2 pounds of weed … telling TMZ Sports Z-Bo just knows how to throw a party. We spoke with Sheed about the NBA star’s recent L.A. arrest for possession of marijuana with intent to sell … and Wallace laughed off any notion that Randolph was trying to slang. “It seems to be — no matter who you are — the bigger the paycheck, the bigger the party,” Sheed says. “I know for a fact he ain’t no dope dealer.”
Do you see any comparisons between the 2004 Pistons and teams today? Sheed: “Oh, we’d run through them. Not even close. We play defense.” Mike Brown compared the defense of today’s Warriors and that Pistons team. Do you agree? Sheed: “I’d agree to a certain point. But I think the Warriors’ defensive strategy is, I’ma put up more shots than you. And if you try to match that, then you assed out because they got exceptional shooters. “So that’s their whole defensive thing. I don’t call it good defense if the man came down and he shot a jump shot or shot a three and missed it, and the Warriors went back down to the other end and scored it.
2 years ago via SLAM
Storyline: Old School vs. New School
Beloved by teammates but known publicly for his volatile personality, Wallace has appeared with KG four times this season. The two have an easy chemistry, “like an old (expletive) married couple,” Garnett says. “Me and Mossy, we get together, an average conversation always turns into ego and stats and, ‘Man I could’ve guarded you,'” Garnett said. “And it’s fun, so although we’re talking about sports, we’re talking about life, where we come from, family, problems, chicks, parties, greatest times, worst times. It’s real friendship. From those perspectives, the guys that I have on are people I sit back and say if I was a fly on the wall who would I love to hear the conversation?”
Rasheed Wallace: The city stopped buying treated water from Detroit and started using water from the Flint River in 2014. (Governor Snyder says he didn’t know the water in the river was contaminated, but state officials sent bottled water to government workers in Flint in January 2015, even though they were telling the residents that the water was safe.) Whether they knew it or not, when the government switched the water supply, it endangered the lives of everyone in the city. And, to this day, the people of Flint still have to pay their water bills — they have to pay for water this is still unsafe and contaminated.
Perhaps in one of the coolest text message group chats around, former Detroit Pistons stars Chauncey Billups, Ben Wallace, Rip Hamilton, Rasheed Wallace and Tayshaun Prince talk regularly. And one of the biggest topics of discussions as of late is about when Prince — the only one still playing — will sign with an NBA team. “We have a group text,” Prince told The Undefeated. “Every time something happens or someone has something brewing or whatever, or someone does something, we always text … They check in and say, ‘Hey what’s going on?’ to me. ‘Have you talked to anybody? … Know where you stand as far as what you are trying to do.’ Obviously, Rip, Rasheed, Ben and Chauncey at this point in their career, they were in a situation where they were trying to go to a contender or at least be in a playoff-type atmosphere, so at least when you go out there you have something to play for. They have an idea of what I am going through right now.”
Nazr Mohammed: Rasheed was an underappreciated talent. His touch from anywhere on the floor was just ridiculous. You couldn’t ask for more from an inside-out guy. He could knock down the three-point shot — with both hands — or take you into the post. I played with and against Sheed throughout my career, so I got a couple of different views of him. As an opponent, he was tough to guard because he had this deadly shot with a really high release. He also perfected what I call “The High Booty Back Down.”
Behold The Champions League, a non-NBA affiliated venture where the league’s chairman and CEO, Carl George, is hoping to provide family-friendly and affordable entertainment during the NBA’s downtime. The vision, expected to be announced formally today, looks like this. Sixteen teams to begin competing in the summer of 2016, with a strong preference for players who have competed in the NBA during the last three years. According to George, the New York team is already fully formed and includes former NBA players Al Harrington, Rasheed Wallace and Maurice Ager. Teams in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Miami, Orlando, Atlanta and Cleveland are up next, with the goal to employ approximately 250 players in all (170 on teams, others as player-coaches or in other roles). Each team would have two former NBA All-stars on the roster and a Hall of Famer in the front office. George said that 60 players have committed to this point, with many more “in the pipeline” while the subsequent teams are rolled out.
Storyline: Champions League
Wallace was a very talented player who was popular with his Portland teammates, and like just about every person on the planet, has a good side. But it’s revisionist history to say he was accommodating to the fans. I saw him walk past autograph seekers too many times to mention. In three seasons from 1999-2002, “Mr. T” received 107 technical fouls, including a league-record 41 in 2000-01. Wallace led the NBA in the category five different seasons, and it wasn’t because the referees had it in for him. I would assert he’d have gotten more if the refs hadn’t gotten tired of calling them on him, and also because they didn’t want to be accused of bias.
Barnes is more of a hot-tempered, playground bully/team-bodyguard type whereas Smith is more of a loose cannon and silly prankster. But both are emotional, off-the-cuff players who do inexplicable things at any given moment that can hurt their teams either by drawing a technical foul, an ejection and/or suspension. Rivers’ answer to what a coach can do to reign in such behavior? Not a lot. “I just let them explode and then move on,” Rivers said, laughing. “There’s not much you’ve got to do. I had Rasheed [Wallace]. He probably was the test market for any emotional player. Rasheed was a great teammate, he was a great guy, but when he lost it, he lost it, and listen, better coaches than me coached Rasheed. … I came to the conclusion if they couldn’t stop it I’m not going to try.”
Rasheed Wallace owes more than $150,000 in unpaid property taxes. His wife submitted an electronic payment last week for $34,686 dollars but when the county went to get the funds, they were told the account is not valid. It’s possible that because an electronic payment was made, the wrong account number could have been entered by mistake. We’ve all made typos, but the taxes remain unpaid.
The most recognizable name on a list of the biggest property tax dodgers in Multnomah County is former Trail Blazer Rasheed Wallace. He owes more than $150,000 on a nearly 9,000 square foot house in Southwest Portland, according to Multnomah County records. Wallace made about $80 million during his time with the Blazers. According to the county, there are liens against the property. After three years, the county can go to court and get a judgment. After six years of nonpayment, the county can auction off a property. The county says Wallace last made a payment in 2011.
Having Rasheed Wallace’s voice in your head while taking free throws doesn’t seem like the type of anecdote that yields positive results, but Andre Drummond’s improvement can be traced to Wallace’s “three points” of emphasis. Drummond is guarding those tips given by the Pistons’ new assistant coach as a precious commodity. “It’s a little thing me and him came up with to help me focus when I get to the line,” Drummond said. “I can’t tell you that. That’s between he and I.”
Felton pointed to the elderly bench of Rasheed Wallace, Kurt Thomas, Marcus Camby and Jason Kidd, who fell apart in the playoffs, as part of the team’s ultimate undoing, getting KO’d in the second round by the Pacers. With training camp opening Monday, none of those players are back. Three of them have retired. “We’re a younger team this year,’’ Felton said at an Under Armour appearance at Macy’s in Herald Square. “Kurt Thomas, Rasheed, love them like brothers. [But] those guys were 38, 39, 40 years old. Once they got injuries, they’re out and it hurt us last year. We’ve added Metta [World Peace], [Andrea] Bargnani, Kenyon [Martin] and Amar’e [Stoudemire] are coming back. Tim Hardaway [Jr.] looks great by the way. I’ve been most impressed with him. It gives us depth at that big spot and youth. Those guys are younger.”
“I’ve picked up a lot of different tricks just being with him,” Drummond said. “We’re not doing anything drastic as of yet. Right now, he’s just telling me he’s going to keep it simple since it’s so early but at the end of the season you’ll see something a lot different than at the beginning. He’s said, ‘You’re one of the fastest bigs I’ve ever seen and your feet are really good, light on your feet, and you move really well, so the moves I show you, you should do 10 times faster than I did.’ So I’m excited for what’s coming.”
Andre Drummond soaks up a little knowledge from Rasheed Wallace every day they spend together. One of the most searing lessons so far: Don’t engage him in a game of H-O-R-S-E. “I played with him the other day – it wasn’t fun,” Drummond grinned after a Monday workout. What did coach Wallace throw at his prodigy? “Everything. The little side corner shot with his feet against the out-of-bounds line. The shot from the track line (that runs behind the basket), over the hoop, made it in. And then the two-ball thing. He’s a natural. I don’t know why I did it to myself. I have no idea why I did it.”
Rodney Stuckey sat behind the Pistons bench Thursday at their summer-league game, an unexpected visitor to be certain. Hours earlier, he was pleasantly surprised by the news of Chauncey Billups’ return to the Pistons. The two exchanged text messages Thursday, and he also had an extended conversation with new coach Maurice Cheeks during the team’s morning shootaround. Former teammate and new assistant coach Rasheed Wallace was in on the talk. “(Cheeks) told me I’m one of the vets on this team, so it’s my time to lead,” Stuckey said after the Pistons’ 78-77 Summer League win over the Heat. “To get the guys involved and bring them along as well.”
Perhaps his most challenging order of business will be helping Drummond develop a low-post offensive game. “Well, we’re going to get on that,” Wallace said. “That’s what we’re working on. That’s why Mo brought me aboard. You know, he’s still young, he’s still raw, he’s depending on his athleticism a lot — which, to tell you the truth, a lot of 19-year-olds do. But the thing that I think will get ‘Dre over, he’s not one of those ‘I know’ guys, like everything you tell them, they’re like, ‘I know, I know.’ No, ‘Dre, he’s a sponge. He sucks it up. He might not like it but he doesn’t complain about ‘I’ve got to do this,’ or, ‘I’ve got to do that.'”
Rasheed Wallace will complete the Detroit Pistons’ new coaching staff and showed up here today to work with the team’s entry in the Orlando Pro Summer League. The Pistons have not made a formal announcement on Wallace’s impending hiring, nor on any of the Oklahoma City assistants who will come to Detroit to join Maurice Cheeks’ staff, but Wallace is on the bench for today’s game against the Boston Celtics.