JJ Redick Lands Job as NBA Analyst with ESPN

JJ Redick in 2019
JJ Redick in 2019. Photo by Andrew H Walker/Emirates Airlines/Shutterstock (10376985c)

JJ Redick didn’t take long to land another job after officially retiring from professional basketball last month. Redick’s next step will be television, as he recently accepted the position of an NBA analyst with ESPN.

According to the network, Redick will make the debut in his new role in early November for the Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks game. He is expected to do studio analyst work while also contributing to a number of ESPN’s shows during the week.

Working in media won’t be a new thing for Redick, considering he already has several podcasts to his name. The most recent is The Old Man and the Three, which sees Redick and producer Tommy Alter chatting with NBA stars, celebs, and even politicians about an array of topics.

JJ Redick entered the NBA in 2006 as the Orlando Magic’s 11th overall pick in that year’s draft. Redick spent seven years with the Magic before embarking on stints with the Milwaukee Bucks, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the New Orleans Pelicans. He is considered one of the better shooters in NBA history.

Reddick decided to wrap up his career after a disappointing second part of the 2020-21 season with the Dallas Mavericks that saw him play just 13 games and average 4.4 points per game.

“After 15 years in the NBA, I am excited to take what I have learned on the court and be able to provide my insight and strong opinions about the game I love,” Redick said in a statement shared by ESPN. “I am thrilled to have found a place on the biggest platform in sports, ESPN. I look forward to starting my post-playing career with such an incredible organization.”

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