Feb 21, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers player Dwight Howard (left) and former head coach Phil Jackson arrive at the memorial service for Dr. Jerry Buss held at the Nokia Theater. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Phil Jackson Denies Report He Declined To Talk To Dwight Howard

Phil Jackson might have felt a little burnt by the Los Angeles Lakers hiring Mike D’Antoni. When the Los Angeles Lakers were preparing their presentation to free agent Dwight Howard there was a report that the team asked legendary Lakers coach Phil Jackson to participate.

And it was also reported that Jackson declined to participate in the Lakers pitch to Howard. Phil Jackson though is denying those reports that he didn’t want to be a part of the Lakers recruitment of Dwight Howard.

Lets not forget that Phil Jackson, who seems to be embracing Twitter, reached out to Dwight Howard on the social media network and encouraged him to stay with the Lakers.

If that isn’t a glowing endorsement to sign with Los Angeles, I don’t know what is.

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