Phil Jackson, Jeanie Buss

Phil Jackson and Jeanie Buss take in a D-Fenders game at Staples Center. (Noah Graham / NBAE / Getty Images)

Phil Jackson became the latest member of the Lakers' extended family to weigh in on Dwight Howard’s departure.

There was a barb or two, predictably, from the former Lakers coach.

He took to Twitter to wish Howard well.


Of course, he had another tweet on Howard.

Calling Howard an "Astro" instead of a Rocket is typical of Jackon's humor.

Jackson also predicted that Pau Gasol would fit better into Coach Mike D'Antoni’s style of offense.

Jackson’s comments weren't as cutting as Shaquille O'Neal’s, who said Saturday that Howard couldn’t stand the "bright lights" that came with being a key part of the Lakers and was better suited going to a "little town" like Houston.

Howard agreed to a four-year, $88-million contract with Houston instead of a five-year, $118-million deal with the Lakers.


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