The Los Angeles Lakers have a coach in Mike D'Antoni but do they have what they need? Phil Jackson doesn't seem to think so.

While Jackson has said he has no plans returns to the NBA as a head coach, the 11-time championship-winning coach said he would know what to do with the Lakers if they came asking for help.

"I would find one of my assistant coaches to work with me to help them just as quickly as possible because I know what they need," Jackson said in an interview with "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" on ESPN Radio on Wednesday.

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

Cowherd posited that an inside-oriented approach would not occur with D'Antoni leading the team and Jackson replied, "You're right."

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

It took some time last season, but D'Antoni eventually had the Lakers playing through their bigs in Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol and the team finished with a 28-12 record over its final 40 regular-season games.

D'Antoni said he planned to continue to coach the Lakers to play that way.

"Assuming that all the personnel is the same, yes," D'Antoni said during his exit interview with the media in early May. "You try to play to their strengths and it took awhile to get there. We had to go through a lot of different scenarios and once we figured it out, it went a lot better."

However, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said at his exit meeting that D'Antoni's preferred open-floor, fast-paced style of play is aligned with the direction the league is heading.