Former Sixers sharpshooter Redick announces retirement


JJ Redick has called it a career.

The 37-year-old announced his retirement Tuesday morning on his podcast, The Old Man and the Three.

“I know it’s time," Redick said. “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 only spent two of his 15 NBA seasons as a Sixer, but they were memorable years. He averaged 17.6 points and 2.8 assists with the team, shooting 40.7 percent from three-point range.

The Sixers concluded the 2017-18 regular season with 16 consecutive wins before falling to the Celtics in the second round of the playoffs. Their following season ended on the wrong side of an all-time NBA moment — Kawhi Leonard's quadruple-bouncing series-winner in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals — after a November trade for Jimmy Butler that sent starters Robert Covington and Dario Saric to the Timberwolves. 

Redick formed strong partnerships both on and off the court with young Sixers stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. 

"I think Joel has matured a lot," he said in December of 2019. "As a young player, you have to go through some struggles. You saw the emotion last year with the loss to Toronto. Him and I spoke at length this summer prior to me going to the Pelicans. But in sort of late May, early June, we had a discussion. And I know that it hurts, I know that it matters to him, I know that he cares. I know that he wants to be great." 


Per Basketball Reference, Redick ends his career 15th all time in made three-pointers (1,950) and 17th all time in three-point percentage (41.45 percent). 

He scored 12,028 NBA points after an accomplished four years at Duke, reaching 10,000 with the Sixers.

“He’s a tremendous example, in my eyes, of what a professional really is," Brett Brown, then the Sixers head coach, said. "You see how he takes care of his body, you watch how he prepares for a game. ... He’s class. He’s all class. To see him get rewarded tonight as a Philadelphia 76er, as one of our own, with 10,000 NBA points, that’s a big number. That’s hard to do. I’m just so proud of him and I’m especially grateful to have him in our program, showing the way to a lot of our young guys.”