Redick to Los Angeles roundtable: NBA insiders on the Lakers' new coaching hire

ESPN Insiders

Jun 20, 2024, 05:30 PM ETOpen Extended Reactions

The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a deal to hire JJ Redick as the franchise’s next coach, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, ending a drawn-out search for one of the NBA’s premier jobs.

Redick will get a four-year deal and will now be in charge of leading LeBron James toward what will likely be a final push for an NBA title.

The Lakers fired Darvin Ham after the team was eliminated in the first round of the NBA playoffs by the Denver Nuggets. Redick, a 15-year NBA veteran who served as an ESPN analyst this season and co-hosts a podcast with James, was among the names immediately linked to the opening.

After Ham’s dismissal, the Lakers pursued UConn coach Dan Hurley and offered a six-year, $70 million contract — which Hurley turned down to stay with the Huskies