Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway has continued so as to add to his teaching workers by hiring former four-time NBA All-Star Rasheed Wallace as an assistant coach based on Shams Charania of the Athletic.
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Earlier than becoming a member of the Tigers workers, Wallace had labored at Charles E. Jordan Excessive Faculty in Durham, North Carolina as their head coach in 2019-20. Then he was employed by N.C. Good Higher Finest Academy Eagles to teach the boys’s basketball program in June. Rasheed’s hiring was celebrated by many together with the Black Coaches Association.
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When Wallace retired as a participant after a 16-year profession within the League, he was employed as an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons in the course of the 2013-2014 season.
Hardaway is placing collectively a powerful workers of acquainted faces this offseason. Wallace will likely be reuniting together with his NBA championship coach Larry Brown, who was additionally hired as an assistant by Hardaway this offseason. The additions of Wallace and Brown on the workers is in Hardaway’s plans for a wanted breakthrough in his fourth season because the Tigers’ coach.
Memphis, who gained the 2021 NIT Championship, at the moment has the nation’s No. 5-ranked recruiting class led by five-star heart Jalen Duren. This system hasn’t had an NCAA match berth since 2014.
Hardaway is 63–32 in three seasons at Memphis.