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According to Shams Charania, the Los Angeles Lakers believe JJ Redick has “Pat Riley-like” potential. League sources indicate that Redick, a former player and media analyst, has generated considerable interest in a coaching position.

The Lakers are particularly impressed with Redick’s potential, seeing him as a coaching prospect who could assist the franchise in the short term and provide long-term leadership.

“Leaguewide, Redick – a former player and media analyst – has garnered buzz for the position. The Lakers are infatuated with Redick’s potential, according to league sources, viewing him as a Pat Riley-like coaching prospect who could both help the franchise in the short term and lead it for years.”