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New LA Lakers coach JJ Redick gives X-rated first interview

The new Lakers coach does not care what people think of his inexperience.

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New Los Angeles Lakers head coach does not care what people think about his inexperience in the NBA.

JJ Redick has taken over from Darvin Ham following a disappointing play-off run and the 40-year-old says he is looking to get the successful franchise back to winning ways.

Speaking to the media, he said: “I really don’t give a f***”. “Like, honestly, I want to coach the Lakers. I want to coach the team.

“I don’t want to dispel anything. I want to become a great coach in the NBA. And I want to win championships.

“And I want my players to maximize their careers. That’s all I f—ing care about.”

Redick will be relying on the brilliance of LeBron James – who he has a podcast with – and Anthony Davis in the new season.

He also revealed he was not sure he ever wanted to be an NBA coach until last year.

He added: “It was really after I interviewed for the Toronto job last year that I knew that I wanted to be a head coach in the NBA.

“And so the last year, I spent a lot of time talking to coaches, talking with GMs, picking their brains. … I just felt like this is what I’m supposed to be doing.”

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Mitch Fretton

Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.

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