Rasheed Wallace in Talks to Join Detroit Pistons Coaching Staff

Ethan NorofCorrespondent IJune 28, 2013

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 08:  Rasheed Wallace #36 of the New York Knicks waits for a free throw against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on December 8, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Knicks 93-85. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Just when we all thought the NBA would be devoid of Rasheed Wallace, it appears we'll all get our wish: more 'Sheed.

According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, Wallace is "in talks" to join the Detroit Pistons coaching staff under new head coach Maurice Cheeks:

After 'Sheed failed to get his foot right and contribute to the New York Knicks last season on the floor, he hung around the team as a mentor of sorts on the sidelines. It's not surprising to see him flirting with a career in coaching, and it's definitely not a shock to see it potentially happening in Detroit.

In all sincerity, Wallace would have a lot to offer to a young team, and the Pistons certainly fit that description. With a future built around Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond, having a big man like Wallace could only help the team develop its most important players.

The NBA is a much more exciting place when Wallace is involved in some capacity, and seeing him tutor young big men like Monroe and Drummond would be a win-win situation for both parties.

If Wallace does indeed wind up on the Pistons bench, it will only be right if he yells "ball don't lie" when the opposing team misses a free throw or two.

After all, that's what we'd all expect from 'Sheed if he were still out on the court balling.

It would be like he never left, and in the end, our collective need for 'Sheed is one that just can't be ignored.

I know I'm not the only one rooting for this to happen.