Not to disrespect the great work Stingy has done (he the bomb, dawg), Coach Sheed needs to be a priority for the Knicks. Here's why.
Rasheed Wallace is a true student of the Game. He studied philosophy at UNC for two years and learned from Dean Smith, one of the greatest coaches and mentors in NCAA history. Then Rasheed Wallace went to the NBA where he played for the Washington Bullets, Portland TrailBlazers, Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics, and the New York Knicks. He also played one game for the Atlanta Hawks where he was traded, dressed, scored 20 points in 42 minutes, and then was traded again. Rasheed Wallace didn't give no fucks he just played for who had him in the present moment.
Sheed's career peaked when he won the 2004 NBA championship with the Dee-troit Pistons under Larry Brown, who despite being the worst person to ever coach the New York Knicks, is regarded as a pretty good head coach to (those who don't know DA TRUTH) some.
Defining what it meant to be a power forward in the late nineties to mid 2000s, and despite never being the most dominant at his position in his era, should be a Hall of Famer one day. After retiring from the New York Knicks, Sheed took a position as a player development coach with the Detroit Pistons, that was upgraded to Assistant Coach in a midseason shuffle.
So let's take a look at Sheed's Profile:
HOLD UP XCDUDESQUAD I AM RASHEED WALLACE AND I AM GOING TO EXPLAIN BEST WHY I AM THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THIS JOB. COACH DON'T LIE.
THE NBA IS MOVIN' FORWARD AND I KNOW HOW ITS DONE. I'VE BEEN DOIN' IT FOR YEARS. I KNOW WHERE EVERYONE GOTTA BE ON THE COURT, I KNOW HOW TO BE A LEADER, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY I FUCKING KNOW JAMES DOLAN.
EVERYONE THINKS COACHIN' IS ABOUT THAT MUMBO JUMBO X'S AND O'S BUT WHAT THEY DON'T GET IS YOU GOTTA CO-MU-NI-CATE. YOU GOT THAT? COMMUNICATE. COACH SMITH TAUGHT ME THAT.
YOU CAN'T TEACH HEART, BUT YOU SURE AS HELL CAN TEACH A GUY TO DIG DEEP AND GET THAT HEART YOU KNOW IS THERE OUT ON THE COURT. IF I COACH YOU KNOW BOTH TEAMS ARE GOING TO PLAY HARD EVERY NIGHT.
BOTH TEAMS ALWAYS PLAY HARD. THAT DOES NOT MEAN WE CANNOT WIN.
me: do you know the traingle?
HELL NAW. NEVER USED IT. BUT THAT'S OKAY. I KNOW THE T-GAME WHICH IS A TRIPLE POST OPTION FROM COLLEGE. COACH SMITH AND I USED TO PHILOSOPHIZE ABOUT IT. LIKE I SAID ME AND PHIL AND GO OVER X'S AND O'S WHEN HE HERE. I KNOW HE GOT THE GOOD STUFF. WE'LL TALK REALLLLLL LONG ABOUT IT. OFFENSE DON'T LIE WITH PHIL.
me: why would you want to coach the Knicks?
I JUST WANT TO COACH MAN AND THIS WOULD BE FUN. "THERE'S A LOT OF BAD HABITS A LOT OF GUYS NOW IN THE NBA AND IN COLLEGE, SO THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO GET THEM STARTED RIGHT AND THAT'S GO BACK TO THE ROOTS."
I KNOW I SAID I'D WANNA COACH HIGH SCHOOL, BUT IN THE END ITS ALL ABOUT WHO CUT THE CHECK.
Well there you have it. Rasheed Wallace told me, EXCLUSIVELY, that he wants to coach the Knicks. And why not? A student of the game for a long long time, Sheed has been a leader on and off the court since he was a college sophomore in the early 1990s. Phil Jackson may not have tutored Sheed, but I believe those two would have a fantastic working relationship and mentor each other. Sheed4Knicks, out.