Lakers officially name JJ Redick as coach: Why storied franchise pursued the former player-turned-analyst

Newly-hired Los Angeles Lakers head coach JJ Redick speaks to the media during an introductory news conference Monday at the UCLA Health Training Center in Los Angeles. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY)

The Los Angeles Lakers named JJ Redick as coach, the team announced Monday. Redick, the 29th coach in franchise history, was officially introduced at a news conference Monday afternoon.