Rasheed Wallace leading candidate for assistant job with Los Angeles Lakers

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Former UNC standout forward Rasheed Wallace has found his next stop as an assistant coach. It was announced on Monday that Wallace would be joining the Los Angeles Lakers as an assistant on new head coach Darvin Ham.

Ham and Wallace were former teammates in Detroit during the Pistons’ Championship season in 2004.

There were previous rumors about this move for Wallace and it has now been made all but official.

Wallace spent time last season on staff at Memphis under Penny Hardaway before stepping away towards the end of the season.

Before Memphis, Wallace got his coaching career started in 2013 as an assistant for the Pistons. He later two years as the head coach at Jordan High School in North Carolina.

Wallace played 18 seasons in the NBA for six different organizations. He retired in 2013.

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