JJ Redick had to reschedule his GMAT exams after the Sixers made the playoffs

  • J.J. Redick has proved a valuable veteran presence for the Philadelphia 76ers this season, and even more so during the team's playoff run.

  • On a recent podcast appearance, Redick explained that he had to reschedule his GMAT exams after planning on taking them in April, as back in December he did not think the Sixers would be in the postseason.

  • Things worked out for Redick though, as he scored a game-high 24 points for the Sixers on the day he was supposed to be taking his exams.

J.J. Redick has had a tremendous first season with the Philadelphia 76ers.

The 76ers paid a premium for a one year deal in which Redick would serve as the veteran role model on a young roster brimming with talent. He has done wonders to help the Sixers gel as a team and has proved an even more valuable asset as Philadelphia has continued its playoff run.

But while the Sixers now look like a powerhouse in the Eastern Conference, that wasn't always the case. Through the first half of the season heading into the new year, the Sixers were sitting with a losing record, their playoff aspirations in significant doubt.

The team's outlook was grim enough that Redick decided to go ahead an schedule his GMAT exams for the spring, figuring that the Sixers' season would be over and done with by the time late April rolled around. On a recent appearance on Bleacher Report's "The Full 48 with Howard Beck" podcast, Redick told the story.

"We were really bad in December up until Christmas; I think we lost 10 of 12 games during one stretch. And I signed up to take the GMAT on April 21, which was the first Saturday after the regular season ended," Redick said. "Obviously I had to cancel that because I was in Miami for Game 4."

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Redick came to play that day — scoring a game-high 24 points for the Sixers to help the team steal a win away from home court.

The Sixers are set to return to playoff action on Thursday night with Game 2 in Boston against the Celtics.

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