When told an inside approach will not occur with Mike D'Antoni coaching the Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson agreed.

"You're right," Jackson said. "They picked the path to go on and they think that's the future of the NBA and we'll see. We'll see if it is."

In Jackson's mind, the Lakers must make the inside game a major facet of their game plan, involving Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol.

"I think they need to get back inside, where the strength of their team is and use that presence in there to dominate games," Jackson said. "I think there is a way to do that."

Jackson is adamant he will not coach again in the NBA.