JJ Redick Lands Major NBA Head Coaching Interview

The former Duke star is looking to make the jump from TV to coaching in the NBA.
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One of the greatest Duke players of all-time JJ Redick is getting ready to make the jump to coaching in the NBA. The 39-year-old has been one of the most popular figures in NBA broadcasting since he retired in 2021, as an in-game analyst for ESPN and a podcast host with LeBron James for their show Mind the Game.

However, that doesn't seem to cut it for the basketball-obsessed Redick. As someone, who is very into the tactical side of basketball and X's and O's of the game, the former sharpshooter has been trying to make his way to the sidelines.

Redick interviewed with the Toronto Raptors last season for their head coach opening before they hired Darko Rajakovic. Now, he is interviewing with the Charlotte Hornets, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Hornets News: JJ Redick Interviewing for Head Coaching Gig

Redick was born in Tennessee but spent his school years in Roanoke, Virginia before being recruited to Duke.

After four immensely successful years in Durham, where he got his jersey retired by Duke and won the National College Player of the Year award, he made it to the NBA.

Despite being considered undersized and unathletic for a shooting guard, Redick carved out an impressive 15-year career in the NBA, establishing himself as one of the best shooters of all time.

He managed to carry his success to television and will hope to do so in coaching. The fact that Redick is willing to leave a highly successful, well-paying, low-stress job at ESPN to take on the difficult challenge of being the head coach of the Hornets demonstrates what he is made of.

The Hornets are in the very early stages of a rebuild, with an injury-prone star player in Lamelo Ball and a lack of surefire future stars. If Redick were to take this role, it would be one of the most difficult jobs of his illustrious career in basketball.

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