This week, it was reported that the Toronto Raptors spoke with ESPN analyst J.J. Redick about possibly filling the open position, giving the search for a new head coach an intriguing new turn.
Beyond that, it's unclear what has transpired, but the report provided a glimpse into the expansive search Toronto is conducting to find a Nick Nurse replacement.
Redick continues to work in the media, whether it be through his podcast, TV appearances, or what he has planned for Friday night, as the team goes through its process.
The ESPN booth for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks is made up of Redick, Richard Jefferson, and Ryan Ruocco.
As he waited for Redick to explain something that had happened before referring to him as "coach," Jefferson made the decision to act silly during the first quarter of the game.
It was great when Ruocco said he knew Jefferson wouldn't be able to resist this and when Redick seemed to have missed it the first time.
Naturally, Redick never held the position of head coach after his playing days because he transitioned directly from the NBA to a pretty successful media career.