NBA Rumors: Even ESPN is cutting costs this summer. Unfortunately for no fewer than 20 on-air personalities, they took the short end of the stick after the sports streaming giants decided to embark on a mass purge. However, as they always say, there is always a rainbow after a storm, and it seems that this particular rainbow is shining about former Milwaukee Bucks sharpshooter JJ Redick.
NBA Rumors: JJ Redick Named Candidate for ESPN’s Best NBA Broadcast Team
According to Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports, Redick has “expanded to top from the list of contenders to join ESPN’s best NBA game broadcast team.” He will potentially take the place of former NBA coach-turned-broadcaster Jeff Van Gundy, who was part of the recent layoffs.
McCarthy also reports that Doris Burke, former head coach Doc Rivers, as well as Richard Jefferson, another Bucks alumnus, are also up for grabs for Van Gundy’s recently vacated job.
Redick has made a name for himself in the world of broadcasting. his podcast, The old man and the three, gained immense popularity, leading ESPN to take on JJ as one of their announcers during the previously concluded NBA season. The higher-ups clearly liked what they saw in the 39-year-old, and now he’s on the brink of a major promotion.
NBA rumors: JJ Redick had a brief history with the Bucks
JJ Redick is probably best known for his time with the Orlando Magic. After all, he played seven seasons for the same team that selected him 11th overall in the 2006 NBA Draft. Yet he also dressed for no less than five other teams during his eventful 15-year career in the NBA. nba. One of those teams was the Milwaukee Bucks.
Redick’s tenure with the Magic ended in 2013 when Orlando decided to trade him to the Bucks. This was just before that season’s trade deadline and Redick, along with Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith were sent to Milwaukee for Tobias Harris, Beno Udrih, Doron Lamb and cash considerations.
Redick played only half a season for the Bucks before being traded again, this time to the Los Angeles Clippers. In 28 games played for Milwaukee, the former Duke standout averaged 12.3 points1.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.7 triples in 28.7 minutes per game.
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