Myers on Jack: 'He has to decide what's best for him'

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Myers on Jack: 'He has to decide what's best for him'
May 20, 2013, 7:15 pm
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"I think it’s important for us to have somebody we can trust with the basketball behind Steph (Curry). Ideally, it’s Jack." -- Mark Jackson (USA TODAY IMAGES)

OAKLAND -- Unrestricted free agent Jarrett Jack was key both on and off the court for Golden State this season and, in a perfect world, Mark Jackson would like to see him back next season.

However, he's been around the game far too long to think it'll be a simple process for that to happen.

"It’s not just about us bringing him back," Jackson said. "Other teams witnessed what he did for us."

"In an ideal world for me, he’s back for us as a Warrior. But this is truly a business and he’s going to have to make the decision and so are we. But I’d love to have him back. I think it’s important for us to have somebody we can trust with the basketball behind Steph (Curry). Ideally, it’s Jack."

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Warriors GM Bob Myers said he believed if Jack were to get similar offers from the Warriors and another franchise, he believed Jack would choose to remain with the team.

"Jarrett is a very smart guy," Myers said. "The thing that he has that a lot of players don't have is perspective. He's been a starter, he's been a backup, he's been in free agency, he's been traded, he's had a lot of things happen to him so I think, personally, he has to decide what's best for him. We hope we can find a way to make something work."

Landry hasn't informed Warriors if he'll opt out

Warriors forward Carl Landry has not made his intentions known to Myers on whether he will exercise his $4 million player option for the 2013-14 season. He acknowledged he thought the team got Landry cheaper than expected last season, before he became a key player on a playoff team.

Should Landry decline the option, he would become an unrestricted free agent.

The six-year veteran, averaged 10.8 points and six rebounds over 81 regular season games, and 11.8 points and 5.2 rebounds over 12 playoff games.