NBA Tidbits from the Daily News

Toronto doled out big dough (four years, $20 million) to Jarrett Jack, a reserve, but the Raptors hope it helps keep Chris Bosh in the fold. The Raptors are operating under the assumption that the Pacers will not match their offer sheet this week. Jack and Bosh were incoming freshmen at Georgia Tech in 2002 and played one season together. … Shawn Marion’s new deal in Dallas is for $39 million over five years, with bonuses that can get him over the $40 million mark.
Steve Nash and the Suns are on the verge of agreeing to an extension to keep Nash in Phoenix. The groan you just heard is coming from Mike D’Antoni’s office. … After interviewing everyone but Hubie Brown, Minnesota president David Kahn is said to be deciding between Mark Jackson and Elston Turner for his first head coach. That would leave the Timberwolves with a first-time GM and a first-time head coach (gulp).

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