Former NBA Champion with the Detroit Pistons Tayshaun Prince has been promoted to VP of Basketball Affairs with the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Memphis Grizzlies have promoted Tayshaun Prince to VP of Basketball Affairs. Prince played three seasons in Memphis from 2012 to 2015 before being traded to Boston and eventually back to the Detroit Pistons.
He was a key piece in helping the Memphis Grizzlies reach the Western Conference Finals in 2013; where they eventually fell short of making it to the NBA Finals.
Overall Tayshaun Prince had a successful 14 year career in the NBA. He was a huge part in helping the Pistons win an NBA Championship in 2004 and make back-to-back finals appearances in 2004 and 2005.
Not being known as a huge offensive threat, Prince was known for his defensive plays. His most infamous defensive clip came in game two of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers. He met Reggie Miller right at the rim on an almost impossible chase down block that secured the Pistons the win.
In his career Prince averaged 11.1 points per game, 4.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists on 45.5 percent shooting and 36.7 percent from three. A solid statline for a great starter who helped bring in the winning mentality.
The Memphis Grizzlies brought in Tayshaun Prince into the front office in 2017 as the Special Adviser to the General Manager. Since being brought into the front office, the Grizzlies have made great off-season moves in free agency and the draft.
They drafted Dillon Brooks in 2017 with their second round pick and Jaren Jackson Jr. with their first round pick in 2018. They also brought in Kyle Anderson from free agency. They also made the big trade before the deadline that sent Marc Gasol to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Jonas Valanciunas, C.J. Miles, Delon Wright, and a 2024 second round pick.
The Memphis Grizzlies and Prince will likely be looking to trade Mike Conley in the summer to bring in younger pieces.
Congrats to Tayshaun Prince on his new position!