Inside the Lakers’ decision to hire JJ Redick and how he shapes their future

Former ESPN analyst JJ Redick looks on before Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Dallas Mavericks on June 9 in Boston. Redick and the Lakers agreed Wednesday for the former player to become the franchise's next head coach. (Peter Casey/USA TODAY)

Seven weeks after firing Darvin Ham, the Los Angeles Lakers landed on their next head coach on Thursday: JJ Redick, the 15-year NBA veteran turned podcaster and broadcaster, league sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell The Athletic. 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.