JJ Redick, a 15-year veteran who has played for six teams, announced his retirement from the NBA on Tuesday on his podcast, The Old Man and the Three.
“I wanted to give myself some time to reflect and figure out if I wanted to keep playing,” Redick said. “It’s one of the reasons that I told teams that called during free agency that I would decide later on. I didn’t want to commit to anything until I was sure. Well, I have some clarity now and I know it’s time. It’s time for me to be a dad. It’s time for me to reflect, pause, and it’s time for me to get ready for the next phase of my life.”
Redick was drafted No. 11 overall by the Orlando Magic in 2006 after a decorated career at Duke in which he was the consensus national college player of the year in his senior season.
Now, Redick can return to the East Coast as he transitions out of his playing career and presumably towards some sort of media career.