Dwight Howard: ‘Phil Will Be Great For Me’
With indications that Jackson could be on his way back after his retirement in 2011, it’s clear that Howard — who was blamed for the firing of Magic coach Stan Van Gundy late last season — would be a happy man if the coach known as the “Zen master” returns to Los Angeles.
Asked if he agreed that Jackson was the greatest NBA coach of all time, Howard said he did.
“He is (the greatest), and…I think he’ll be great for me,” Howard said in an interview with USA TODAY Sports as he walked out of the Staples Center on Friday night. “But as of right now, my main thing is getting healthy and getting these guys together throughout all the scrutiny and all the stuff that we’ve been through so far — just keeping the guys together.”