Rasheed Wallace was holding court with the media Wednesday morning when he was asked about his future employment. Specifically, he was asked whether he would coach.

Wallace scoffed at the idea of coaching the pros, signaling his preference for more of a grassroots approach in the colorful way Detroit area fans loved when he was a Piston in 2004-09.

He has patience only for high school kids.

"That's where you start it off at," Wallace, 38, said at O2 Arena. "There's a lot of bad habits a lot of guys have now in the NBA and in college, so there's only one way to get them started right, and that's to go back to the roots. Too many prima donnas up here. Once they get paid that money, they don't want to work, so it's a whole different league."