Rasheed Wallace heading to LA as new Lakers coaching staff takes shape

Los, Angeles - Four-time NBA All-star Rasheed Wallace is reportedly getting ready to join the Los Angeles Lakers as an assistant coach under new head coach Darvin Ham.

NBA champion Rasheed Wallace smiling at the scoreboard in a game in the 2008 Eastern Conference Finals.
NBA champion Rasheed Wallace smiling at the scoreboard in a game in the 2008 Eastern Conference Finals.  © Jim Rogash / Getty Images North America / Getty Images via AFP

The shake-up continues at the LA Lakers as reports are suggesting former NBA champion Rasheed Wallace is set to join the team in a new coaching position.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Wallace has agreed to a new deal as an assistant coach under new head coach, Darvin Ham.

The two were teammates on the 2004 NBA title-winning Detroit Pistons side.

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Wallace, who spent this past year coaching at the University of Memphis under head coach Penny Hardaway, was apparently always planning to eventually head back to the NBA.

"I think Rasheed might be going to LA with Darvin Ham," Hardaway said to Jason Munz of the Commercial Appeal.

"That was the deal from the beginning If Darvin had gotten a job last year, Rasheed had already promised him that he was going to go with him. So, I’m thinking this year, with him getting the Lakers job, (Wallace) might still be going along with that process."

We're still waiting for official contract to be made, but the new Lakers coaching team is starting to take shape.

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