Prince elevated to new role as Grizzlies continue revamping front office

By Updated: April 29, 2019 9:29 AM CT | Published: April 27, 2019 1:54 PM CT

Tayshaun Prince, who played part of his career with the Grizzlies, was promoted to the team’s vice president of basketball affairs as part of basketball operations, the Grizzlies announced Saturday afternoon.

Prince’s promotion is the latest in a revamping of the franchise’s front office – a shift that began the day after the season with the promotion of Jason Wexler to team president and Zach Kleiman named executive vice president of basketball operations.

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Later, the team named Glen Grunwald and Rich Cho as advisers, Cho having the title of vice president of basketball strategy.

“We are excited to establish Tayshaun as a core member of our front office,” Kleiman said in a release announcing the change. “His knowledge of the game is exceptional and we are thrilled he will continue providing valuable contributions to the organization on a day-to-day basis.”

In his enhanced role, Prince will, among other responsibilities, facilitate alignment between the front office, coaching staff and locker room and participate in the evaluation of professional, college and G League personnel, the team stated in the release announcing his new role.

Prince, who played parts of three seasons for the Grizzlies, joined the front office as a special adviser to the general manager in 2017.  The forward, who played at Kentucky, had a 14-year career in the NBA.

He also was a member of the 2008 United States Men’s National Basketball Team that won the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.


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