The Detroit Pistons have signed Hall of Fame big-man Ben Wallace as a basketball operations and team engagement advisor.
Wallace, 47, will advise the Pistons at an organizational level: from the Motor City Cruise of the NBA G League to the NBA.
“Ben is a Hall of Famer and a Pistons legend who has continued to come back home and support our team and our organization,” team owner Tom Gores said in a statement, via ESPN.
“He embodies everything we are building here and will be a real asset to Dwane, Troy and the rest of our staff. Ben helped set the standard for what it means to be a Piston and will be a tremendous influence for our young players.”
Wallace, a 4x NBA Defensive Player of the Year, averaged 5.7 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks through 16 years in the NBA; nine of which were in Detroit.
His insight as a defensive mastermind will no doubt aid the Pistons as they rebuild behind head coach Dwane Casey.