JJ Reddick announced that he will be joining ESPN as an NBA analyst only a month after announcing his retirement from the league.
Redick will make his debut starting Nov. 3 during the game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks. The 37-year-old will have multiple roles for the network, which include contributing to studio and radio shows as well as working as an analyst for some games this season. In a statement released by Redick, he shares his excitement about starting his television career with 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,” 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 had a long career in the association, which started off being drafted in the first round of the 2006 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. Redick also played for Milwaukee, the LA Clippers, Philly, New Orleans and Dallas. This isn’t the sharpshooters first rodeo in the media realm as he is the host of a popular podcast ‘The Old Man and The Three’ and has his own production company ThreeFourTwo Productions which he started last year.
ESPN’s senior vice president for NBA and studio production David Roberts shares why Redick is a great addition to their network’s coverage.
“One of our goals is to always look for opportunities to become even stronger. JJ’s unique perspective and tremendous insight further enhance the depth of our team,” said Roberts. “The fact he’s played with and against some of the biggest names in the NBA is yet another attribute that will better serve NBA fans.”