Former Piston Rasheed Wallace is in talks to join Maurice Cheeks’ coaching staff, multiple sources tell the Detroit News.

Wallace played for the Pistons from 2004-09, being the missing piece of their championship team and has been generally regarded as one of the smarter players of his generation, despite his testy relationship with coaches and referees.

He and Cheeks’ relationship dates back to their days in Portland, when Cheeks was head coach and Wallace was in his younger days as an All-Star forward.

Wallace came out of retirement to play for the Knicks this season before injuries ended his season.