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Los Angeles Lakers unveil JJ Redick as new head coach

JJ Redick has officially been presented as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. Known for his insightful analysis and strong work ethic, Redick addressed his new role with a blend of humility and confidence during his presentation.

“I’m humble enough to know I’m gonna have blind spots. I’m humble enough to know I’m going to make mistakes and I’m not perfect. But I’m confident in my work ethic, my preparation, my ability to connect, hopefully my ability to motivate” Redick stated.

In a light-hearted moment, Redick humourously explained why he “understood” the Lakers had Dan Hurley as a #1 coaching option before him. “Dan Hurley is a two-time national champion at UConn. I am a two-time 55 Swish League Champion in the 3rd and 4th grade division. I understood” he joked, acknowledging Hurley’s impressive resume.

The Lakers’ coaching search began after they decided to part ways with Darwin Ham, following a disappointing 4-1 loss to the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs. As the team looks for a new direction, Redick’s appointment has generated significant interest and speculation.

A notable point in Redick’s post-playing career is his collaboration with LeBron James on the “Mindthegame” podcast. Fans and pundits believe this partnership was a leading reason for his appointment by the Lakers. However, LeBron has consistently denied any involvement in the search for a new head coach.