Bryant suggesting changes to post play and half court acknowledges his apparent belief the Lakers erred in not hiring Phil Jackson. For all Jackson did for the Lakers — yes, he was well compensated — they did back out of several apparent promises, including some form of post coaching advising/mentoring position that Jackson could now get if the Kings move to Seattle as he’s close with that new ownership group. Howard, likewise, was repeating quietly and hardly seeming to have any fun that the team had to play inside/out. Yes, like in Orlando. The grass isn’t always greener even if it is a mild climate.
It’s not that acknowledged, but the Lakers went to Jackson on the suggestion of Howard’s “people,” whomever they may be. The Lakers had distanced themselves from Jackson because they didn’t believe he wanted to coach, and probably wouldn’t have had a change of heart to try if not for Howard’s suggestion. Though there are conflicting reports of what exactly happened, it is clear patriarch Jerry Buss overruled his management and rejected Jackson’s third return.
It makes sense to me why Dwight isn't engaged as he should be because it's possible he feels he wasn't listened to by management just like how the management in Orlando didn't listen to him.