The Lakers search for their next head coach is over. The storied Los Angeles franchise just hired former NBA guard JJ Redick as their new head coach. Feels like they got the man they wanted from jump street and Hurley was just a one off exploration that ultimately did not go anywhere. 

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ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the hiring, confirming Redick’s four-year deal with the Lakers. Insiders Shams Charania, Sam Amick, and Jovan Buha of The Athletic revealed that Redick’s salary is approximately $8 million per season.

“Redick is signing a four-year deal worth in the neighborhood of $8 million per season with the Lakers, according to sources briefed on the deal,” they reported.


This contract is fairly standard for an NBA head coach, but it is considered a good deal for a first-time coach with no prior experience. So basically the Lakers aren’t breaking the bank but are still paying fair market value for Redick. 

Despite the risk, the Lakers’ front office is confident in Redick’s potential. His name surfaced as a candidate after the dismissal of former head coach Darvin Ham. Although other teams had shown interest in Redick over the years, the Lakers secured him for his debut coaching position.

Redick’s immediate challenges include navigating the upcoming NBA Draft and preparing for free agency. While the Lakers face significant tasks ahead, they now have a new leader to guide them.

Now, we all want to know. What does LeBron feel about the deal that many think he pushed for and how does this move affect his future as the 4-time champion winds down his career. Time will tell.