J.J. Redick announces his NBA retirement after 15 seasons

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Shooting guard J.J. Redick announced his retirement on Tuesday morning after a 15-year career in the NBA.

It’s been exactly 30 years since J.J. Redick’s basketball dreams began and he announced on his podcast that he cohosts with Tommy Alter, Old Man & The Three, that he’s retiring after a 15-year career in the NBA. Redick, the No. 11 pick in the 2006 draft, played in 940 games.

J.J. played with six teams – Orlando Magic (2006-13), Milwaukee Bucks (2013), Los Angeles Clippers (2013-17), Philadelphia 76ers (2017-19), New Orleans Pelicans (2019-21) and the Dallas Mavericks (2021).

J.J. Redick posts video to announce NBA retirement after 15 seasons

With less than a month left until the start of the NBA season, J.J. Redick will get to simply be a fan for the first time in a long time.

Redick steps away from the game with an illustrious career at both the collegiate and professional level. The former McDonald’s All-American attended Duke (2002-06) and is currently the second-leading scorer in ACC history (2,769 points) and holds the NCAA record with 457 3-pointers made.

During the 2015-16 season, J.J. had his most successful season from behind the arc shooting for 47.5 percent with the Clippers. In 2018-19, he enjoyed his best overall season averaging 18.1 points per game shooting 44 percent overall and 39.7 percent from the 3-point line.

What’s Redick looking forward to most about being retired? Being a dad.

He thanked numerous people in the video, including his parents, four siblings, wife Chelsea and two sons. The 37-year-old born in Cookeville, TN has a lot to be proud of.

It seems fitting that Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski announced earlier this year that the upcoming collegiate season would be his last. Without a doubt, they’re two of the absolute best to ever step inside of Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Here’s to one of the best 3-point shooters in NBA history. Thank you, J.J.

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