ESPN: The NBA basketball standout after a significant report.

ESPN: The NBA basketball standout after a significant report.

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The entire Blue Devils roster will continue to be in the forefront of the NBA Finals.

It appears as though JJ Redick, the basketball great from Duke, will soon be announced as the next head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Following several rumors that suggested Redick was the front-runner for the highly sought-after position, Shams Charania of The Athletic claimed on Tuesday afternoon that the Lakers are “zeroing in” on Redick to be their next coach.

The 15-year NBA veteran would be taking on his first head coaching position.

Redick will, nevertheless, be the star of the show as a color analyst for the elite ESPN broadcast crew for the NBA Finals. He disputes the widespread belief that the news of his new endeavor would force him to stop reporting on the series.

“The NBA Finals are my current focus,” Redick stated on GoJo and Golic on Wednesday morning.

“After the season is through, we will examine [Charania’s report]. Let me just state that.

JJ Redick is one of several former Duke basketball players that will be seen in the NBA Finals, including Dereck Lively and Kyrie Irving of the Dallas Mavericks, assistant coach Amile Jefferson, and superstar Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics.

During his NBA career, Redick averaged 12.8 points per game. After retiring, he went on to play one of the major media positions in the sport. The 2020–21 year, his final one, saw him participate in 13 games with the Mavericks.

After Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson were fired from their NBA broadcasting positions last season, and Doc Rivers left to take a head coaching job with the Milwaukee Bucks, he was elevated to the top team on ESPN.

JJ Redick and LeBron James, the star player for the Lakers, recently established a podcast called Mind the Game. Many people thought that Redick’s bond with James during the podcast project was what made the former Blue Devil the front-runner for the coaching position in Los Angeles.

The Lakers have not made any formal declaration about JJ Redick.

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