Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 2/19/13
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Nothing much has been heard from Phil Jackson since he considered a return to coaching the Lakers, but now the Zen Master has finally spoken publicly in an interview with Sport Illustrated. In the interview Jackson discusses the current Lakers situation, his possible return to basketball, and how the game has evolved. You can see the entire transcript of his interview here, but I found his comments on Dwight Howard and the struggling Lakers particularly interesting. SI: When you look at the Lakers now, considering that they’ve had a lot of personnel changes and injuries, what do you see? Jackson: They just don’t put the ball in the post. They’ll use a screen-roll to get the guy in the post. But there’s no consistent plan to do it. Yes, Kobe will go in there. But Dwight [Howard] just doesn’t get any touches. They’ve basically eliminated his assets. SI: But wouldn’t his assets be rolling off the screen-roll, with either [Steve] Nash or Kobe? Jackson: You want the ball 10 feet away fro...
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