What is JJ Redick known for?

Time Of Info By TOI Desk Report   June 21, 2024   Update on : June 21, 2024

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Jonathan Clay “JJ” Redick is a former American professional basketball player, podcaster, and sports analyst for the ESPN.

Redick did not coach basketball beyond youth level, but his next job would be leading the Los Angeles Lakers as its head coach.

Redick and the Lakers agreed to a contract on Thursday afternoon reportedly that will make him the franchise’s next head coach, according to multiple reports.

The hire was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski who said the length of the contract would be four years.

Redick’s deal with the Lakers is in the ballpark of $8 million per season. That would sum up the deal at around $32 million.

Earlier, the club offered Dan Hurley, coach of the UConn men’s basketball team, $70 million over six years.

Redick will be the third coach for the Lakers in the last four years. Darvin Ham coached the team from 2022-24 and Frank Vogel 2020-2022.

Born on June 24, 1984, Redick was a superstar at Duke during his early years.

He has had a long NBA career, playing for the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Clippers, and Philadelphia 76ers.

He clinched the 2006 National Player of the Year.

After retiring from pro basketball in 2021, Redick joined ESPN.

Redick has also hosted a number of basketball podcasts over the years, including one with LeBron James, who he will now coach, given that James remains in the City of Angels.

This news is expected to create a ripple effect across the league, ESPN, and the larger media world. With the Lakers snatching JJ from ESPN, the channel is left to decide what they want to do for the upcoming season.

A renowned shooter, Redick posted a career average of 12.8 points per game with 41.5 percent 3-pointers, 44.7 percent from the field, and 89.2 percent from the free-throw.


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