Phil is tweaking MDA with these comments.
Years go, when it was well known that Jimmy Johnson wanted the Miami Dolphins coaching job, he predicted on television that they would in the Super Bowl. Of course they didn't, and JJ was the Dolphins' HC the next season.
Phil is highlighting that the Lakers should be able to do this, given the talent. If talent is not the issue, then what is the problem?
I dont think he wants the job now but I'm sure he would enjoy seeing DanTan go down in flames.