J.J. Redick discusses the approach to basketball that has defined his career from the Duke Blue Devils to the NBA, why he prioritizes mentoring younger players, and his success off-court as the host of his own podcast.
On what he learned about leadership from Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski: “I think whether you’re in sports, whether you’re running a business, whether you’re in a relationship, a marriage – adaptability is good. I think being rigid versus…open-mindedness, that’s a real struggle for a lot of people. What Coach I think does really well is he looks at who is on his team that year and he figures out ‘How do I maximize the talent on this team?’ It’s not a system at Duke. It’s a system of people.”
On his podcast: “The driving force behind doing the podcast… is intellectual curiosity. I am fascinated by people and what drives them and what makes them tick, and that essentially drives who I want to have on my podcast. It's people that I really admire in all fields.”