Fresh off their Game 6 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors guard Jarrett Jack wanted to make one thing extremely clear. He wants to continue his career in Golden State.
Jack spoke to the Contra Costa Times, dripping in emotion as tears nearly ran down his face, reiterating his desire to stay in the Bay.
Per Marcus Thompson:
Guard Jarrett Jack was on the verge of tears as he stood at his locker. He couldn’t find the words to truly express what he was feeling, so he let his attire do the talking for him.
JACK: “Usually before I would do any media, I would make sure I was dressed a certain way. I brought one of my best suits. But looking down at this jersey, it’s just a sense of pride I don’t think I’ve ever felt as a professional. … Nothing in my closet is better than what I have on now.”
And when asked about a return:
I hope so, man. Obviously there are other things that go into seeing if that works — we all know this is a business at the end of the day. If I could do it, if I could rearrange it, I would definitely be back at this same locker.”
What’s to come for Jack though is unknown. Now an unrestricted free agent, Jack will head into NBA free agency looking for financial security, something he might find more lucrative elsewhere. It’s also possible that Jack’s role with the Warriors could be reduced next season given the emergence of Harrison Barnes, but it’s clear Jack will never forget his time as a Warrior if it doesn’t work out.