One of the foremost evaluators of basketball talent, Chris Wallace is entering his seventh season as General Manager of the Boston Celtics.
Wallace has been instrumental in the formation of the young and talented Celtics roster with a number of trades, free agent signings, and solid draft choices. His basketball expertise and savvy will continue to be critical to the future development of the franchise.
Wallace was Director of Player Personnel for the Miami Heat before coming to Boston. The Heat won a franchise-record 61 games in 1996-97, and Wallace is credited with discovering many of the Heat's players. His responsibilities included college and international scouting and searching for potential talent in the CBA as well as the NBA. Wallace was promoted to that position after four extremely successful years as a scout for the Heat.
Before joining the Heat, Wallace worked in various scouting capacities for the Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, and New York Knicks. He also worked as a draft consultant for the United States Basketball League.
Wallace served on the selection committee for the prestigious Nike/ABCD and Converse ABCD national high school camps evaluating scores of future college and NBA stars.
In 1981, Wallace founded the award-winning Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, his first venture into the basketball business. Sports Illustrated named Wallace as one of the most influential members of the college basketball media in 1991. He has also served as an expert witness in basketball-related litigation.
A native of Buckhannon, West Virginia, Chris and his wife, Debby, have a son, Truman.