Redick retires after 15 seasons
Veteran sharpshooter JJ Redick announced his retirement Tuesday after 15 NBA seasons.
"After years of youth leagues, AAU, high school basketball, four years at Duke, and 15 years in the NBA, I'm retiring from the game I love so much," Redick said on his "The Old Man and the Three" podcast.
"Going into the last season, I wanted it to be my last year but wasn't sure how the season would play out," Redick said. "It was difficult for a number of reasons: being injured, being away from my family, COVID protocols, and really truly not playing up to my standards.
"I would like to describe last season as a seven-month exercise in coming face to face with my own athletic mortality. And it was scary and confusing."
The 37-year-old was named consensus Player of the Year in 2006 while at Duke, and he remains the Blue Devils' all-time leading scorer. The Orlando Magic selected him with the 11th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft.
Redick enjoyed parts of seven seasons with the Magic before spells with the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Pelicans, and Mavericks. Redick's teams qualified for the playoffs in 13 straight campaigns from 2007-19, and he finishes his professional career with a 41.5% mark from beyond the arc.