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The Los Angeles Lakers have a new head coach and a public relations nightmare.

A Black woman named Halleemah Nash claims former NBA player JJ Redick called her the N-word while they were students at Duke University.

She tweeted: “I’ve only been called the N word to my face by a white man once in my life and it was on the campus of Duke University while I was doing work with the basketball team. And today he was named the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. What a world.”

Redick, 40, is the all-time leading scorer for Duke University’s men’s basketball team.

He was picked 11th overall by the Orlando Magic in the 2006 NBA draft. He played 15 seasons in the NBA.

The Lakers signed Redick to a four-year contract that pays him about $8 million a year as head coach.

That’s good money for someone whose experience is limited to coaching a 4th grade boys team as a volunteer.

But even before Redick was accused of being a racist, he made a terrible first impression on reporters covering his introductory press conference as Lakers coach on Monday.

Everyone knows Redick got the job because of his friendship with Lakers superstar LeBron James.

But Redick denies James played any role in the team’s decision to hire him.

Here’s how Redick answered one reporter’s question.