Jackson hinted that he'd like to help the team behind the scenes in the Lakers' front office -- but that opportunity is currently not available to him.
"They have a hierarchy. They have an administration," he said. "They're trying to work through some things. They made a decision to go in a different style of ball."
Jackson praised the Lakers' late owner Dr. Jerry Buss for his education and successful professional career before getting into basketball. He also credited Buss for being decisive, and drafting Magic Johnson in 1979.
Jackson wasn't as generous when discussing Lakers owner/executive Jim Buss.
"I think Jim is kind of feeling his way. He doesn't really know all of the ramifications of basketball," Jackson said.
"I think one of the things that Dr. Buss did, was he left a lot of basketball decisions to basketball people and then he would make the final [call]."
He also said he believes the Lakers should have hired Brian Shaw to coach the team after Jackson retired in 2011.
"They should have given him the opportunity to have that job, but that's not my decision," Jackson said. "That's where Jimmy Buss wanted to make that decision. I don't know where [General Manager] Mitch [Kupchak] was behind all of that, because Mitch kind of sits behind that decision making."
Instead the Lakers hired Mike Brown, who was fired a year later, five games into the 2012-13 NBA season. Shaw has since been hired to coach the Denver Nuggets (20-20).