When the Lakers announced that they chose Mike D'Antoni as their next coach, Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash poured their support behind the man that will take over at helm.
But one important voice in the Laker community remained mum.
Johnson broke his silence Wednesday through Twitter.
"The reason I haven't tweeted in 2 days is because I've been mourning Phil Jackson not being hired as the Lakers head coach," Johnson wrote.
"My mother always taught me that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."
Jackson was considering coming out of retirement for a third stint with the Lakers after Mike Brown was fired Friday.
The 67-year-old coach, who won 11 NBA championships while guiding the Chicago Bulls and the Lakers, received a call at around midnight on Sunday from Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak informing him that the team had chosen D'Antoni.