Why is this such good news for Indiana fans? Because it was rumored the Hawks had interest in Jack. Remember, Jack played college ball at Georgia Tech so he had ties with the city of Atlanta. This move also eliminates another team that was looking for a point guard this off-season.
This does beg to question of how much Jack is going to get paid this off season. As Cornrows posted (here), the little used, back-up PG Shannon Brown got 2 years at 2.1 million per season with the Pacers offering more. An over-the-hill Bibby ended up with 3 years at the MLE. Jack will obviously end up between the two as no team is going to offer more than the MLE in this economy, but will it be closer to the 5-6 million Bibby got or closer to the 2.1 million Brown got? And will the Pacers match?