Rasheed Wallace helps out Darvin Ham at Albuquerque Thunderbirds practice


Former Piston (and Saginaw native) Darvin Ham, the coach of the NBADL’s Albuquerque Thunderbirds, got some help from a slightly more well-known former Piston at a recent practice. Scott Schroeder from excellent D-League blog Ridiculous Upside has the deets:

"“I told him to come on out and feel free to come out and help us out,” Ham said of inviting his former teammate to his local player tryout. “He’s like, ‘yeah, I’m gonna come in and check y’all out but I’m not gonna do too much.”Well, it turns that he did show up – and apparently was the loudest voice in the gym. It’s all good, though, because Ham says he calls him “his brother from another mother.”"

Apparently, in retirement, Sheed is just gonna randomly show up at basketball practices all across the country. But Schroeder hints at the good thing this could inevitably (and awesomely) lead to:

"I hope this is the first step into Sheed becoming a coach because that would be really, really entertaining."

Here’s the video: