"JJ Redick Interviews For Toronto Raptors Coaching Job, Joins Field of Contenders"
According to sources close to ESPN, fifteen-year basketball veteran and ESPN analyst JJ Redick has interviewed for the Toronto Raptors' head coaching job. Redick had been targeted as an assistant coach for several teams since his retirement from the NBA in 2021 and is just one of many candidates that have talked with the Raptors in a wide-ranging search process.
The Raptors are looking for a replacement for coach Nick Nurse, who was let go after the team finished the season with a 41-41 record and lost the Eastern Conference Play-in tournament 9-10 game to the Chicago Bulls.
"Redick was part of a first round of interviews and met with franchise leadership in Toronto recently," reports ESPN. According to sources Redick is joined by such other experienced coaches like Golden State's Kenny Atkinson, Milwaukee's Charles Lee, Phoenix's Kevin Young, San Antonio's Mitch Johnson, Sacramento's Jordi Fernandez, Memphis' Darko Rajakovic and Las Vegas Aces coach Becky Hammon. Redick averaged 12.8 points per game in a 15-year NBA career with teams like Orlando, Milwaukee, the LA Clippers, Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Dallas and is the NCAA's 2006 National Player of the Year for Duke.