Former Sixer JJ Redick announced his retirement Tuesday via his podcast, The Old Man and the Three.
Redick said last season he was forced to his face his “own athletic mortality.” He also went on to say that “it’s time to be a dad,” and that he’s looking forward to spending more time with his two young sons.
Redick, 37, will go down as one of the best shooters in NBA history. He finished 15th all time in made threes with 1,950. He hit 41.5 of his attempts behind arc and averaged 12.8 points in 940 career games.
After going through The Process, Redick was the first big free-agent signing the Sixers made. Though Redick only lasted two seasons in Philadelphia, they were the two best individual seasons of his career. The two-man game between Redick and Joel Embiid allowed both players to flourish.
Redick averaged 17.6 points a game as a Sixer while shooting over 40 percent on 7.3 attempts from three. He finished sixth all time in team history with 433 made threes and fourth in three-point percentage at 40.7. He is the franchise leader in free throw percentage at 89.8 percent.
In both seasons, Redick helped the Sixers get to the second round of the postseason, but was targeted heavily on defense. It seemed like it was time for both sides to move on as Redick inked a lucrative two-year deal with the Pelicans in 2019.
After a wildly successful college career at Duke, Redick was selected 11th overall by Orlando in 2006. He went on to play 15 NBA seasons with the Magic, Bucks, Clippers, Sixers, Pelicans, and Mavericks.