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JJ Redick hired by ESPN following NBA retirement

JJ Redick, ESPN

Following an impressive 15-year playing career in the Association, JJ Redick has announced that he is joining ESPN as an NBA analyst and will make his first appearance on the network during November 3rd’s broadcast in agame between the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks.

Redick spoke out on the opportunity. Via ESPN:

“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,” JJ Redick said in a statement. “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.”

Redick will work mostly as a studio analyst, but he’ll also get the chance to do some color commentating during games. This isn’t his first gig into the media business either. The former sharpshooter has had his own podcast since 2015.

JJ Redick was the 11th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic after being named the College Basketball Player of the Year with the Duke Blue Devils. Aside from Orlando, Reddick also played for the Bucks, Clippers, Sixers, Mavericks, and Pelicans.

It should be exciting to see Redick’s face on ESPN.