Phil Jackson has not been officially involved with the Lakers
for a few years, but his name was constantly being mentioned by
fans of the team during Dwight Howard’s brief stint in Los
Jackson was a rumored candidate to replace Mike Brown as head
coach after Brown was fired just a few games into the 2012-13 NBA
season, but he was eventually passed over by Lakers executive vice
president Jim Buss in favor of Mike D’Antoni.
As the Lakers struggled throughout this past season, however,
fans clamoring for Jackson to take over grew increasingly loud.
When Dwight Howard chose to sign a deal with the Houston Rockets
rather than the Lakers, Dwight said this about Jackson: “Well, I
asked to have him as a coach earlier in the year …”
So, what did Phil have to say about Dwight’s decision?
What DH brings to the game is power and D. This past year
didn’t show due it to rehab and confusion. If he is better of
an Astro, so be it.
It is safe to say that Phil Jackson knows that the Astros are a
baseball team and that Dwight Howard is not pulling a Jordan to
join the Major Leagues. So this is either a typo or a subtle jab
— the Astros are currently the worst team
We’re leaning toward “jab” due to Phil having the savvy to start
off his time on Twitter with this unforgettable debut tweet: