Los Angeles Lakers offers former NBA Player and NBA Analyst a 4-year deal as their head coach.

Duke graduate, JJ Redick is officially the new Los Angeles Lakers head coach. 

JJ Redick isn’t new in the industry, this head coach played for six NBA teams, a total of 15 seasons and retired in 2021 to continue his legacy through his voice as a basketball analyst.

“I have never coached in the NBA before,” “I don’t know if you guys have heard that.” Redick said.

Despite being his first time coaching in the professional scene, Redick built his coaching experience from being a volunteer to his sons’ youth teams and would even argue that he is very experienced given his 22 years in the Basketball industry. Despite the transition, Redick is confident that this opportunity is his calling “I just felt like this is what I’m supposed to be doing” and takes the responsibility very seriously aiming to even innovate playing techniques. Hence, becoming the 29th coach in the franchise’s history.

In regards to team chemistry with the Lakers, JJ Redick has been working as co-host with LeBron James in a trending podcast called “Mind the Game” where they talk about high-level basketball intelligence. 

He announced recently that he will stop recording their podcast to prioritize his coaching career. 

“For the time being — and hopefully it’s a very, very long time — I am excommunicated from the content space,” he said.

“There will be no podcasts. We’ll do something when I have a breather from what I have coming up. I’m gonna be drinking from a firehose for the next month.”

Even so, he will still be working with LeBron James and the whole Lakers by leading the team. Based on reports, JJ Redick said yes to the four-year deal offer to be Lakers’ head coach.

Who is JJ Redick?


  • Birthday:  June 24, 1984
  • Birthplace: Cookeville, TN
  • College: Duke
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Draft Info: 2006, Rd 1, Pk 11 (ORL)

Career History

  • 2020-2021: Dallas Mavericks (1 Season)
  • 2019-2020: New Orleans Pelicans (2 Seasons)
  • 2017-2019: Philadelphia 76ers (2 Seasons)
  • 2013-2017: LA Clippers (4 Seasons)
  • 2012-2013:Milwaukee Bucks (1 Season)
  • 2006-2012: Orlando Magic (7 Seasons)

Career Highlights

  • AP Player of the Year (2006)
  • NABC Player of the Year (2006)
  • Wooden Award (2006)
  • Naismith Award (2006)
  • 2x 1st Team AP All-American (2006-2005)

Career Stats




Services, F. NBA. com N. (2024, June 25). Lakers introduce JJ Redick as Team’s new coach. NBA.com. https://www.nba.com/news/jj-redick-agrees-deal-lakers-coach

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