7 Former players that have excelled since leaving the 76ers

The 76ers regretted letting these talents shine elsewhere.
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4. J.J. Redick

Redick spent two years in Philadelphia, and the 76ers reached the second round of the playoffs twice. They narrowly lost to the eventual champion Raptors in 2019 in what was arguably the best year of Redick’s career. It was Philly’s best chance to win it all, but they had tough roster decisions to make in the offseason. Redick left for New Orleans and played just two more years in the NBA.

The Sixers let him go at the perfect time. His minutes decreased in 2020, and Redick’s body gave out on him the following year. The elite shooter hung up the sneakers in 2021, but it did not stop him from impacting the game.

Redick was a podcaster during his playing days, but his show went to another level after his retirement. He began calling games for ESPN and quickly became their top broadcaster. Redick did the 2024 NBA Finals but was not done there.

The 39-year-old parlayed his playing career and media success into being the Lakers head coach. He interviewed for several jobs and was just waiting for a chance. Redick went from one of the league’s best shooters to a media mogul to an NBA head coach in just three years. It has been a quick rise, and nobody can say J.J. Redick has not excelled since leaving the Sixers.