JJ Redick To Be Formally Announced As Head Coach Of Lakers

JJ Redick is set to be introduced as the 29th coach in franchise history on Monday, if sources are to be believed.

Speculations were rife that JJ Redick has been hired as the head coach of Los Angeles Lakers. According to multiple reports, Redick and the Lakers have struck a four-year deal to guide the team going forward.

Redick is set to be introduced as the 29th coach in franchise history on Monday, if sources are to be believed. 

NBA insider Dave McMenamin spilled the beans on historic L.A. franchise new appointment and the confirmation to formalize the hire. 

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“JJ Redick will be introduced as the 29th coach in Los Angeles Lakers franchise history on Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. PT at the team’s practice facility in El Segundo, Calif,” McMenamin informed on X.

The new coach would be surrounded by a retinue of assists as his staff members.

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JJ Redick To Be Formally Announced As The Head Coach Of Lakers

Redick is not a conventional choice given that he has no prior coaching experience. He retired in 2021 after playing 15 seasons in the NBA with six teams. He has played mostly with the Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers.

He then started his stint as an NBA analyst and commentator. He became the lead critic of ESPN’s telecast of the 2024 NBA Finals on the ABC.

With his appointment, the Lakers will have Redick leading a roster headlined by James, who is six months younger than him. Both host a popular podcast called “Mind The Game” where discussions on basketball technique and motivation grip the attention of the listeners.

JJ Redick To Be Formally Announced As The Head Coach Of Lakers

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Though Redick’s coaching experience is limited to his children’s youth teams, he has been around the game his entire life. He is the leading scorer in the history of Duke, where he played four seasons under Mike Krzyzewski.

The Lakers experienced a disappointing 47-35 campaign in 2023-24 that ended with a loss to the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs in five games. JJ Redick was then roped in after UConn basketball head coach Dan Hurley rejected Los Angeles to return to Storrs.

The 39-year-old would be challenged with transforming the fortunes of the Lakers in the coming years.

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Here is list of some prominent Los Angeles Lakers coaches over the years:

Coach Name Coaching Tenure
John Kundla 1948–1959
Fred Schaus 1960–1967
Butch van Breda Kolff 1967–1969
Joe Mullaney 1969–1971
Bill Sharman 1971–1976
Jerry West 1976 (interim)
Jack McKinney 1979–1980
Paul Westhead 1979–1981
Pat Riley 1981–1990
Mike Dunleavy Sr. 1990–1992, 1998–1990
Randy Pfund 1992–1994
Del Harris 1994–1999
Kurt Rambis 1999 (interim), 1999–2001
Phil Jackson 1999–2004, 2005–2011
Rudy Tomjanovich 2004–2005
Frank Hamblen 2005 (interim)
Mike Brown 2011–2012
Bernie Bickerstaff 2012 (interim)
Mike D’Antoni 2012–2014
Byron Scott 2014–2016
Luke Walton 2016–2019
Frank Vogel 2019–present

 

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