I love Phil Jackson without a doubt, but I really don't think he would've succeeded with this Lakers team. Nash isn't a triangle PG, he's a runner and pick n role guy. Howard isn't a triangle C, he flourishes with a moving and pick n roll offense. The triangle is for stationary weak PGs and immobile Cs. As for defense; It's a veteran team, they don't need defensive coaching.
Yeah, I think the Lakers will put up some big numbers!