Dec 8, 2011, 2:16 PM EDT
There’s no place like home… or in this case your adopted home.
While Tayshaun Prince flirted with the Los Angeles Clippers in his hometown, he will be staying in his adopted hometown and playing in Detroit.
Prince has agreed to a four-year, $27 million deal to stay with the Pistons, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. Which comes as a surprise after the last couple seasons when veteran players were on the verge of mutiny in Detroit.
Nevertheless, the new ownership of Tom Gores, the hiring of coach Lawrence Frank and the bond with general manager Joe Dumars helped sway Prince back to the chance to finish his career with Detroit.
Prince had significant interest throughout the NBA – including the Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers – but ultimately will sign with the Pistons on Friday.
This is a nice pickup for the Pistons as Prince is a solid player and good defender that Frank will put in better situations to succeed. Prince has played all nine of his NBA years with the Pistons and this deal takes him through age 35. Prince made $11.1 million with the Pistons last season, this new deal closer to $6 million is a fair price.
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