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Tayshaun Prince hired by Grizzlies for front office job

Palace Prince is donning a suit and headed to Beale Street

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Detroit Pistons longtime small forward Tayshaun Prince is trading in his jersey for a tailored suit and tie. Prince has been hired by the Memphis Grizzlies as a special assistant to general manager Chris Wallace, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

Prince played 139 games for the Grizzlies spanning three seasons from 2013-2014. Prince played his first 11 seasons in Detroit, including playing an integral role in the team’s championship season in 2004.

The Pistons traded Prince in a multi-team deal that netted Detroit Jose Calderon and allowed Prince to move on to a contender in Memphis. In 2012-13, the Grizzlies made it to the conference finals and made the playoffs again the following year.

Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press was the first to break the news of interest between Prince and the Grizzlies. Ellis reported in July that Prince was with the Grizzlies summer league team and was intrigued about the possibility of a front office job.

Prince had a stellar reputation on the court and in the locker room during his 14-year NBA career that saw him suit up for the Pistons, Grizzlies, Boston Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves.