J.J. Redick a laser-eye shooting guard for 15 NBA seasons – not to discuss the league’s podcast pioneer– announced his retirement Tuesday on (no surprise) his own show, “The Old Man and the Three.”” I wish to describe last season as a seven-month exercise in coming face-to-face with my own athletic death,”stated Redick, the 2005 National Player of the Year at Duke. “And it was scary and complicated.
“I have some clearness now. And I know it’s time. It’s time for me to be a father. It’s time for me to reflect, to stop briefly, and it’s time for me to get ready for the next stage of my life.”Redick, who is wed with two young sons, was the very first NBA gamer to produce and take part in an in-season podcast– only on non-gamedays, though– and, at numerous times during his career, has actually revealed interest in sports innovation and business.
“No. 1, I am signed up to take the GMAT later on this year,”he said Tuesday.
Redick has actually formerly provided speeches to Stanford Company School classes and has actually invested, along with the Phoenix Suns’ Chris Paul, in the shot-tracking start-up RSPCT, which connects sensing units to a backboard, along with high-res electronic cameras, to assess a player’s shooting patterns and release.
He stated Tuesday he will, at some time, undergo Achilles-related foot surgical treatment prior to picking his next profession move. His podcast, however, will continue.
“A lot of our stimuli is physical,”Redick said on Tuesday’s podcast,” [However] … I constantly talk about this: the best NBA players are likewise the most intelligent NBA players. So much of this next part of my life is where I can discover intellectual stimulus … That’s interesting.”