HoopsHype Jarrett Jack rumors


June 21, 2014 Updates
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In the meantime, the veteran guard is waiting to see who the team will hire as coach. He said he was shocked to learn of Mike Brown's dismissal. He was equally shocked to see Golden State fire Mark Jackson, whom he played for two years ago. "I was really shocked by Coach Jackson being fired,'' Jack said. "In anything that you do, you want to be judged based on your performance. His performance spoke for itself. You saw a lot of guys grow under his tutelage -- Steph [Curry], Klay Thompson, David Lee -- and then collectively he got that franchise and that team into a place they haven't been in a very, very long time -- the playoffs -- and being a team that people really had to take seriously. "I just didn't understand the move that was made. I think he'll do great anywhere he lands, and anybody will definitely be happy and privileged to have him.'' Cleveland Plain Dealer

Would Cleveland be a good spot for Jackson to land? "To be honest, I think he would be good anywhere,'' Jack said. "Being in our particular position, he'd obviously help a guy like Kyrie [Irving] being as he played the position. The type of person he is and the attitude he has, he demands certain things -- respect, discipline, togetherness. Those are three things that he definitely incorporates. That's the thing you can't measure in wins and losses.'' Cleveland Plain Dealer

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As one of the first players to don the NBA's sleeved jerseys, Jarrett Jack feels qualified to give an informed assessment on precisely how the sleeves made him and the rest of his then-teammates at Golden State feel. "We're like the Beach Police," Jack said. "You know those police who are on the beach with those bikes? They've got those little shirts with the shorts? That's what we look like. Like we about to give somebody a citation." Cleveland Plain Dealer

The NBA has promised to listen if enough players complain, although commissioner Adam Silver also said during All-Star weekend that there is not hard data to prove players actually are shooting worse. "We know that shooting percentages are virtually exactly the same for games in which we have sleeved jerseys and games in which the guys are wearing conventional jerseys," Silver said. "So I'm pretty comfortable from a competitive standpoint that it's having no impact." Unless, of course, you happen to look in the mirror. Then the evidence is irrefutable. "They look disgusting," Jack said. "You look like a volleyball team." Cleveland Plain Dealer

February 23, 2014 Updates
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On the Sacramento-Cleveland front, I'm told the Jarrett Jack-for-Jason Thompson deal first reported by ESPN.com is on life support. The initial report indicated that the Cavs wanted a third team to send Thompson to, and apparently they're finding that extraordinarily difficult. USA Today Sports

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