Phil Jackson must care enough about the Los Angeles Lakers to come out and criticize the way they are using Dwight Howard. Why doesn’t the man who took the Lakers to 5 NBA championships just return as the team’s head coach? Jackson could get the job in a heart beat if he so desired it. They would help Mike D’Antoni vacate the spot in a matter of minutes. Now that the trade deadline is within a day, Jackson finally speaks up about the misuse of Howard. What took you so long Phil?

When it comes to the way the Lakers should use Howard Jackson had this to say; “They just don’t put the ball in the post.” Do we actually think the Lakers are going to stay with Howard for the rest of the 2012-13 season? The rumors are all over about trading Howard away. With Jackson saying the Lakers have basically eliminated Howard’s assets, I wonder if that will be enough to get this team moving in the right direction. They could just stick with Howard and change the way they approach the games. After all one of the greatest Lakers coaches of all time just told you what the real probelm with Howard is. Now fix it and start going on a winning streak.


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Readers Comments (3)

  1. V

    #1: He can’t coach them because Jim Buss picked Mike D’Antoni over Phil. And I’m not buying into the ‘Jerry Buss made the final decision’… The great late Dr. Buss openly said that Jim is the 1 who makes the decisions since he (Jerry) isn’t as active as he used to be.

    #2: 2013-13 season. I believe you wanted to say 2012-13 season…?! Perhaps…

    Good going… Waste of an article…

  2. Barry007

    You have a short memory. He told the Lakers he wanted a day to decide and they went ahead and gave the job to D’ Antonini without waiting for him. And, Phil has had the courtesy to keep silent for more than half the season to give Mike a chance. And when was Phil ever not being totally honest and open about his opinions?

    • LG

      Barry007, in my opinion, a guy like Phil Jackson tells you to give him a day you give him a day. The guy is a great coach and well worth the wait. It isn’t like they rushed to victories with Mike D right away one day longer would have hurt nothing and D’ Antonini wasn’t going anywhere in 24hrs….


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