He hit big shots and played with a bravado that personified the most recent successful era of Pistons basketball.

He also became just as big of a headache his last couple of seasons in Detroit.

Still, Richard Hamilton likely will receive a rousing ovation from The Palace crowd as he returns tonight as a member of the Bulls.

For Tayshaun Prince, this is old hat, seeing a former teammate come to town wearing a different uniform.

The lone key member of the 2004 title team that hasn't worn an opposing jersey has seen it for everyone else: Chauncey Billups, Ben Wallace, Rasheed Wallace, and now, Hamilton.

"It won't be hard, I've had the situation with Chauncey, with Ben, with 'Sheed," Prince said. "It wasn't something I planned on seeing."