DETROIT, Mich. — Ben Wallace is an NBA Corridor of Famer, NBA champion and four-time Defensive Participant of the 12 months. Now the 47-year-old can add basketball operations and crew engagement advisor for the Detroit Pistons to his resume.
The Pistons introduced Friday that Wallace has been employed on this position to help common supervisor Troy Weaver and head coach Dwane Casey with the basketball operations workers and the developmental facet of gamers on each the Pistons and Motor Metropolis Cruise of the NBA G League.
“Ben is a Corridor of Famer and a Pistons legend who has continued to come back again dwelling and assist our crew and our group,” crew proprietor Tom Gores stated in an announcement. “He embodies every little thing we’re constructing right here and shall be an actual asset to Dwane, Troy and the remainder of our workers. Ben helped set the usual for what it means to be a Piston and shall be an amazing affect for our younger gamers.”
Wallace may also contribute to neighborhood efforts. He is without doubt one of the franchise’s all-time greats together with his No. 3 jersey being retired in 2016. He went undrafted out of Virginia Union College, a member of traditionally Black faculties and universities. As a result of his hard-nosed protection, he made the All-Star crew 4 instances and was named All-NBA 5 instances. Wallace additionally secured a spot on the All-Defensive crew six instances, together with being named to the primary crew in 5 separate seasons.