Re: SVG has private meeting with Dwight Howard, pledges to be less negative...
This is my take on it...
I'm cool with it. I love SVG *****ing people out, but I'm not a pro basketball player playing for him. It's not like they're completely incompetent and idiots running around the court, they have a good general idea of what they're doing. I know that some positive reinforcement can go along way instead of drilling on the negative continuously.
Phil Jackson has always been pretty encouraging to his teams, it's worked out for him.
I think that SVG is a great coach and he'll be able to find a way to get his team to listen to him and respect him without berating them all the time.