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JJ Redick To Become New Lakers Coach?

Former NBA shooting guard JJ Redick seems as if he will be making the leap from the broadcast booth to coach LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Actually, Redick also hosts a podcast with James. As of now, Redick is employed as an NBA analyst with ESPN. Before that, he was a sharpshooting NBA guard. Next up? Yeah, it very well may be coaching the Lakers, per Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report.

"I will be very surprised if their next head coach is anybody but JJ Redick," Haynes said on the Dan Patrick Show. "Everything that I'm hearing is JJ Redick. From what I know he's doing some background, calling some assistant coaching candidates who might be able to join his staff."

Along with Redick, the Lakers are said to be conducting an in-person interview with former Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego, now an assistant under Willie Green with the New Orleans Pelicans. Former NBA guard and current Boston Celtics assistant Sam Cassell could be in the mix, too.

Interestingly, Marc Stein of The Stein Line reported that Borrego and Cassell could become assistants under Redick if he were to land the job.

"More smoke to support the idea that ESPN's JJ Redick is indeed the leading candidate to land the Lakers' head coaching job: Rumbles about possible staff targets for Redick have already begun to circulate," Stein wrote. "League sources say fellow Lakers search candidates Sam Cassell (Boston) and James Borrego (New Orleans) would be prime targets for Redick's staff as well as an expected run at trying to bring Mavericks assistant coach Jared Dudley back to Lakerland. As a Lakers player for the final two seasons of his career in 2019-20 and 2020-21, Dudley had strong relationships with both LeBron James and Anthony Davis."