Friday's Knicks Links: Anthony prefers Jackson to conduct open coach search

Carmelo Anthony has right ideas for Knicks next coach - too bad Phil Jackson doesn't: Let's face it: Carmelo Anthony is better equipped to handle a coaching search than Knicks president Phil Jackson. While Jackson narrowed his list of potential candidates to “my friends who run the triangle,” Anthony would have opened the search to include — how’s this for thinking outside the box? — the best man for the job. -- New York Daily News

Carmelo Anthony name-drops Tom Thibodeau in Knicks ‘process’: When Carmelo Anthony left the Knicks on their cleanup day earlier this month following a third straight playoff-barren season, he stressed his desire to be involved in the coaching process, from search to selection. So, two weeks and a couple interviews later, has Anthony met with team president Phil Jackson and gotten involved in the process? -- New York Post

Dominique Wilkins prods Melo: How to be superstar on bad team: NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins has an idea what Carmelo Anthony is going through with the Knicks. ’Nique’s advice to Melo? Play. Lead. Put the team on your back. Accept the criticism. Shoulder the blame. -- New York Post

Carmelo Anthony wants Phil Jackson to conduct open coach search: Carmelo Anthony said Thursday that he hasn’t had any conversations with Phil Jackson since his end-of-season exit interview two weeks ago and that he still would like to see the Knicks’ president have an open coaching search. Anthony told SiriusXM NBA Radio “we have a problem” if Jackson limits whom he interviews to become the Knicks’ next coach. -- Newsday

Carmelo sees potential 'problem' with Knicks' coaching search: Carmelo Anthony made the rounds Thursday as part of a promotional circuit and expressed his hopes of being a part of the process to find the Knicks’ next coach. -- The Record

Good for Porzingis? Then Carmelo Anthony Is Good for the Knicks: Jeff Van Gundy was speaking in his characteristically outspoken role as a television commentator, not as a reported candidate for the remaining N.B.A. head coaching vacancies, excluding the one in New York. He was in no way endorsing Phil Jackson as an accomplished Knicks president or Carmelo Anthony as a championship-level franchise player. -- The New York Times