The Philadelphia born basketball player Rasheed Wallace is known widely for his basketball skills all around the globe. Right now he had retired from the game but he has quite good fortune with his hard work. So let us check on his professional, personal details and net worth as of 2018.
Rasheed Wallace Early life
Rasheed was born on 17th September 1974 in Philadelphia. His first school was Simon Gratz High School, where he started his journey of being a basketball player. Other than basketball, as a teenager, Rasheed liked to run on the track and also high jumping. In the 1993 class, Rasheed Wallace, Jerry Stackhouse, and Randy Livingston were the top three players.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina was the place where Rasheed was recruited for college by the coach of the University of North Carolina, Dean Smith. Dean was the mentor of Rasheed too. Rasheed finally left North Carolina in 1995 to enter the NBA draft of 1995. He was selected by the Washington Bullets. Wallace has three children and Quadir Welton, his nephew is also a basketball player.
Rasheed Wallace Career, Awards & Achievement
Rasheed played 65 games for the Bullets as a rookie scoring 655 points. The very next year, he got traded in the Portland Trail Blazers. He was in the team for the next 10 years. In the year 2004, he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks. For them, Rasheed played only one solitary game. After that game, he was again traded to the Detroit Pistons.
Rasheed played a big hand in winning the NBA title with Detroit Pistons in the year 2004. Till 2009, Rasheed was their leading player. After leaving Pistons, Rasheed had a contract of three years with the Boston Celtics. He was suffering from an injury so he retired on 25th June 2010. On the 3rd of October 2012, Rasheed returned from his retirement to play for the New York Knicks. His foot got broken and he finally retired on 17th April 2013 after playing his final game on 15th April 2013.
Awards and Achievements
His most notable achievements were winning the NBA title in the year 2004. Other than that, he got the NBA Community Assist Award twice in 2005 and 2006.
Net Worth of Rasheed Wallace
Other than gaining fame as a player, Rasheed earned a lot in his career too. He played for Portland Trail Blazers from the year 1995 to 2004. The last salary, which he got from the team, was $17,000,000. For the Detroit Pistons, he played from 2004 to 2008 and the last salary he drew from the team was $13,900,000.
In the year 2009, he played last for the Boston Celtics and got a salary of $18,900,000. Right now, the estimated net worth of Rasheed Wallace is $90 million.
After leaving the game as a player, Rasheed joined the Detroit Pistons as their assistant coach on the July of 2013. He got a 2-year contract with them. In the 2013-14 season, he worked for the team. After that, Detroit Pistons changed their coach and the new coach Stan Van Gundy did not hire Rasheed.