J.J. Redick Named Head Coach Of The Los Angeles Lakers 

El Segundo, CA – The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a four-year contract with JJ Redick to make him the franchise’s next coach. Redick is a fifteen year NBA veteran, who was plucked from the ESPN booth to restore order for the beleaguered franchise. 

Lakers General Manager Pelinka became sold on Redick’s ability to connect with players and his basketball IQ and believes surrounding Redick with an elite coaching staff will help shorten his learning curve into his first coaching job, sources said.

Redick moved into the forefront of the search a week ago after the Lakers’ pursuit of Connecticut head coach Hurley was ultimately rebuffed.

The Lakers offered Hurley a six-year, $70 million contract-Hurley humiliated the Lakers by rejecting their offer-one of the premiere brands in sports suffered a black eye upon that stinging rejection. 

Redick has absolutely no coaching experience to speak of, fans and pundits are comparing him to Pat Riley. Redick hosts a podcast with LeBron James, so King James is pleased with the move. 

JJ Redick might be a better coach than the ghosts of Red Auerbach and John Wooden, but with the subpar roster, does it even matter? 

LeBron will be turning 40  Anthony Davis is in his prime, the Lakers need to make one of their signature off-Season deals for a superstar. 

The former Duke superstar played for the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans, Milwaukee Bucks and Dallas Mavericks.

Perhaps Lakers icon Magic Johnson  put it best. “Will his transition from star basketball player to head coach end up like Steve Kerr, Jason Kidd, Ty Lue or Doc Rivers, or the former NBA players turned coaches who weren’t successful?”