Phil Jackson has some ties to the Los Angeles Lakers. He was the coach for 5 of their NBA Championships and is close to one of the Buss family members. While he thought he was going to get another shot at coaching the Los Angeles Lakers, they decided to go with Mike D’Antoni instead.
Dwight has publicly vented about his frustration with D’Antoni’s system and whether he is a fit or not. Despite being overlooked for the coaching job in favor of D’Antoni, Phil Jackson is still encouraging Dwight Howard to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Maybe cause he is thinking he’ll have an opportunity to coach Dwight if D’Antoni’s system doesn’t work out so well early next season.
Phil Jackson is one of the most respected NBA coaches of all time and his advice carries some weight. His relationship with Dwight is unknown and the value Howard will place on his advice is yet to be seen.
@dwighthoward “i’m going up to the country going to paint my mailbox blue.” While i’m there I expect to see you get on board tis ur place
— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) June 30, 2013