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Rasheed Wallace Listed Among Long-Shots to Follow Williams at UNC

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Following coach Roy Williams’ retirement, former Trail Blazers and Tar Heels star Rasheed Wallace emerged as a betting option for North Carolina’s blue-blood program.

Rasheed Wallace And Ben Wallace Visit Wuhan Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images

The NCAA Men’s Basketball landscape changed shape in a big way following coach Roy Williams’ retirement from his lead post at North Carolina. The Tar Heels, despite their early exit from this year’s tournament, are a crucial pillar inside college basketball’s structure. In the aftermath of Williams’ departure, a familiar name popped up on the radar of potential coaching candidates: Rasheed Wallace.

Wallace was placed on a list of former players that are being featured in sports books as likely heirs to Williams’ post at North Carolina. The Raleigh News & Observer highlighted the list of betting odds and pointed to Wallace’s placement in the long-shot category—just below Tyler Hansbrough.

Two more interesting names reside at the bottom of the list Former national player of the year Tyler Hansbrough (+2,500,000) and former Tar Heel, and current Jordan High School coach, Rasheed Wallace (+3,000,000) are two longshots to take over for Williams.

Wallace, who served as an assistant coach with the Pistons directly after retiring, is currently the head coach of the boys’ varsity basketball team at Jordan High School in Durham, North Carolina.

You can read the complete list of betting favorites at The Raleigh News & Observer.