Jarrett Jack Rumors

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Jarrett Jack
Jarrett Jack
Position: G
Born: 10/28/83
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:201 lbs. / 91.6 kg.
Salary: $6,300,000
The players did their best to keep up, and by the end some were spending time with Prokhorov getting some additional instruction. “That was cool,” Jarrett Jack said. “It was my first time meeting him in person, but for him to come out and show he’s a guy that actually tries to better himself, health-wise, that’s pretty cool. He’s works in a different realm, definitely, than we usually do. “It was clear to see that it looks like it’s easy, but it definitely isn’t. It’s clear he’s put some time in, and he’s competitive, too.”
via New York Post
Mikhail Prokhorov is done talking about Deron Williams. After putting on an impromptu workout with his players Wednesday at their training camp at Duke University, Prokhorov conducted his first interview since the Nets parted ways with the former face of their franchise in July. But Prokhorov had no interest in discussing it, instead taking the opportunity to praise Jarrett Jack – Williams’ replacement as the Nets’ starting point guard. “I will say in that way that we have a great leader at point guard in Jarrett Jack,” Prokhorov said. “All the league knows what Jarrett is about.” Prokhorov then added, “I will say that I discussed all the player moves with Billy, and I signed off on all of them.” He then declined any further comment on Williams, who joined the Mavericks after taking a buyout.
via New York Post
Though Jack is more than confident he will be able to prove his detractors wrong, he’s also aware that no matter what he says now, those questions won’t be answered until the regular season begins. “It does [motivate me], but it’s not like I’ve got the article pinned up on my wall,” Jack said Tuesday after an appearance at a Nets basketball camp in Southampton. “But my thing is that all you can do is show and prove … wait for the opportunities and then take advantage of it, and just help your team win. That’s the only way you’re going to get people to realize it. “When the season comes and I have my opportunities to go out there and show them that I believe different … that’s the response. You don’t have to respond to it, because your play is going to be the response to whatever they think.”
via New York Post
The Nets won’t contend this season but they are getting younger, and nabbing young talent will become even more of a challenge since Brooklyn owes the Celtics two of its next three first-round picks, and Boston has the right to swap the other. So in this transition period, Jack, 31, is one of the leaders. “No question, we’ve got to set the tone,” Jack said of the veterans. “We want other people to understand what it means to be part of Brooklyn basketball. You can’t wait until October if you want to be a special team. There’s going to have to be things you sacrifice, your personal time, to become one of those teams.
via Boston Globe