Lakers News: 2 Former Assistant Coaches Could Return to Join JJ Redick’s Staff

Lakers News: 2 Former Assistant Coaches Could Return to Join JJ Redick’s Staff

Los Angeles could bring back two former assistants to join JJ Redick’s staff.

The Los Angeles Lakers made a significant move last week by officially inducting JJ Redick as the 29th head coach in franchise history. Redick will be responsible for taking the team to new heights, but first, he needs to assemble his coaching staff. The Lakers have not yet hired any assistants for Redick; however, former L.A. assistants Miles Simon and Greg St. Jean are potential candidates for these roles.

Anthony Irwin of Lakers Daily highlighted the possible return of Simon and St. Jean. “Sources have said that perhaps Miles Simon and Greg St. Jean could return to the organization this offseason,” Irwin wrote. “Both served under [Frank] Vogel during his tenure. Simon also worked with Luke Walton’s coaching staff and coached the South Bay Lakers. Given the franchise’s focus on development, Simon especially makes a lot of sense.”

Jun 24, 2024; El Segundo, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers head coach JJ Redick speaks to the media during an introductory news conference at the UCLA Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Simon has spent the last five seasons as an assistant coach for the Lakers. St. Jean, meanwhile, was part of the Phoenix Suns’ coaching staff under Frank Vogel and previously worked with the Lakers for two seasons before joining Jason Kidd’s coaching staff in Dallas for another two seasons.

The Lakers have yet to make significant moves to support Redick in his first year as head coach, but these hires should be made before finalizing the roster this offseason.

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