JJ Redick to Interview for Hornets’ Head Coaching Job, per Report

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The Charlotte Hornets are interviewing ESPN analyst JJ Redick for their head coaching job, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania

Redick, a 15-year NBA veteran, has “shown an interest” in coaching in recent years, per Charania. He notably interviewed for the Toronto Raptors’ head coaching job last May.

The 39-year-old played for as many as six NBA teams between 2006 and 2021, spending the brunt of his 17-season career with the Orlando Magic. Redick retired after the 2020-21 season and quickly pivoted to a job in media; last Feburary, he was promoted to ESPN’s lead broadcast team alongside Mike Breen and Doris Burke. Redick also hosts the “The Old Man and the Three” podcast and recently teamed up with LeBron James to co-host the “Mind the Game” podcast.

Redick joins a growing list of candidates for the Hornets’ head coaching position this spring, including former Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse, Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Jordan Ott and Houston Rockets assistant coach Royal Ivey, among others.

Earlier this month, Steve Clifford announced he was stepping down as head coach at the end of the season to take a front office role with the Hornets. Charlotte finished with a 21-61 record in the Eastern Conference last season.

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Kristen Wong is a Staff Writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated. She has been a sports journalist since 2020. Before joining SI, Kristen covered four NFL teams as an associate editor with the FanSided NFL Network and worked as a staff writer for the brand’s flagship site. She has written about soccer, the NFL, NBA, and MLB since 2020, and outside of work, has dreams of running her own sporty dive bar.