Bosh gave his best: Jack

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:40 PM ET

One and done in college, one and done in Toronto, it’s as though Jarrett Jack and Chris Bosh were never meant to be together on the same court.

Good friends who roomed together at Georgia Tech, Jack and Bosh discussed the possibility of this moment the day Jack decided to become a Raptor last season.

Deep down, Jack knew the opportunity to explore free agency would be too tempting for Bosh not to exercise, an option he has now completed that sees Toronto’s

all-time leader in points and rebounds leave for the Miami Heat.

“Just like college,’’ Jack began Wednesday as news began to surface that Bosh is leaving for the Heat and a pairing with Dwyane Wade. “It’s been repeated.

“I’m disappointed a little bit, but I knew the situation before I came here. We talked about the possibility of free agency and I knew the possibility of this happening.”

Jack has no regrets when he decided to sign as a free agent last summer with the Raptors, even at time when so much uncertainty hovers over the franchise.

What kind of reception Bosh receives when he makes his return to Toronto as a visitor isn’t known, but Jack is certain of one thing.

“No one can look at him with any type of disdain,’’ Jack said. “Everyone knows Chris gave his heart and soul for seven years. He just felt it was time to move on.”

Bosh used ESPN on Wednesday to tell the basketball world of his move to Miami, which can’t be made official until Thursday when the league’s moratorium is lifted. Bosh acknowledged Jack and the one year they spent in Toronto.

“Chris gave nothing but his best for this franchise,’’ Jack said. “I’m glad he made the decision. I’m glad he made the decision that’s best for him.”

frank.zicarelli@sunmedia.ca


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