An NBA Champ and Carolina Tarheel is heading back to school.
In a formal press conference, it was announced Wallace will coach Jordan High. Jordan’s coming off a sub-par season finishing with a final record of 7-17.
“I was familiar with coming over here, Wallace said about Jordan’s men’s basketball program. “It’s also my neighborhood school. I’m in the neighborhood, I’m in the community so that’s why it’s also going to be important for me and the gentleman to do community work.”
A proud of Philly native Sheed and his family embraced the Chapel Hill-Durham area as their own when he played under Dean Smith for the Tar Heels in Carolina Blue. 1 ACC Title, a Final Four appearance, and a decorated 16 year NBA career later, Wallace is in a position to give back to his adoptive state in a way that he hasn’t done before. By his own account, a local reverend also swayed his decision.
“He felt as though this would be a good look for me and I said the same thing. It’s involving with our young men here and trying to get them to be better people.”
Defined by his fiery in-game passion, longevity, and a healthy respect for the dirty work needed to win, Jordan’s team best take heed (pun intended) and take the rare opportunity to learn from the one game’s most respected competitors.