NBA News: June 14th

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Los Angeles Lakers are turning their attention to JJ Redick for their vacant head coaching position after Dan Hurley declined a lucrative offer. Sources indicate that Redick, a former NBA sharpshooter, will undergo a formal interview with Lakers’ management this weekend.

JJ Redick to be next Lakers CoachAccording to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Redick’s previous discussions with Lakers GM Rob Pelinka at the draft combine impressed the team. Now, he is set to meet with Pelinka and owner Jeanie Buss to delve deeper into the role.

Despite lacking prior head coaching experience in the NBA, Redick’s insights and strategic acumen have garnered attention. He previously interviewed for coaching roles with the Toronto Raptors and Charlotte Hornets. His transition from a standout player to a respected ESPN analyst and podcaster alongside LeBron James showcases his basketball intellect and communication skills.

The odds are increasingly favorable for Redick to make a significant leap into coaching, pending the outcome of his interview with the Lakers. His blend of on-court expertise and media presence could bring a fresh perspective to the storied franchise.



The Boston Celtics showcased their championship mettle by outlasting the Dallas Mavericks 106-99 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, seizing a commanding 3-0 series lead. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown starred once again, combining for 61 points to put Boston within touching distance of their 18th title.

Boston seemed in control with a 91-70 lead early in the fourth quarter, fueled by a potent 20-5 run. However, Dallas mounted a spirited comeback, narrowing the deficit to just one point with 3 1/2 minutesboston vs dallas nba finals game 3 remaining. Despite the pressure, the Celtics held their nerve, relying on key plays from Tatum, Brown, and Derrick White (16 points) to close out the win.

The Celtics’ resilience has been a hallmark throughout the playoffs, extending their winning streak to an impressive 10 games. Even without Kristaps Porzingis, sidelined due to injury, Boston’s depth and determination have proven formidable.

With a 3-0 lead, Boston now stands as the overwhelming favorite according to NBA Finals odds to secure their first championship since 2008. History favors the Celtics, as no team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in NBA playoff history.

In Dallas, despite the disappointment of falling behind, fans remain hopeful of a turnaround led by superstar Luka Doncic. Doncic, who fouled out late in Game 3, expressed optimism about his team’s chances heading into Game 4.

The stage is set for a potentially historic moment as Boston looks to complete the sweep on Friday in Dallas. Can the Mavericks defy the odds and mount an improbable comeback, or will the Celtics cement their place in NBA lore with another title? The NBA Finals continue to deliver drama and excitement, with Game 4 promising more thrilling action and pivotal moments.