Thursday's Knicks Links: Another sign Kurt Rambis will keep his job

Here’s another sign that Kurt Rambis will be Knicks coach next season: If you needed another sign that Kurt Rambis is here to stay, the interim coach was part of the Knicks contingent that traveled to Chicago for the pre-draft combine. Rambis was accompanied by GM Steve Mills, according to a source, along with other front office members. Rambis also took part in Phil Jackson’s triangle seminar in April. -- New York Daily News

Is Carmelo Anthony vs. Phil Jackson a game of chicken? Absolutely: If Phil Jackson's plan, which isn't necessarily a bad plan, is for Carmelo Anthony to blink first then we are in for a long, hot summer. Anthony reiterated yet again on Wednesday that his intentions are to be wearing a Knicks uniform next season regardless of who is coaching the team. That's assuming, of course, that Jackson has hired a coach by the start of training camp. -- New York Daily News

Madison Square Garden still exempt from property tax: Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan can celebrate at least one victory, even if his Knicks had another losing season and the Rangers flubbed in the playoffs. A bill to repeal the long-standing property tax exemption MSG enjoys was defeated when the New York State Assembly’s Real Property Taxation Committee held a vote Tuesday. There were six no votes and three yes votes. -- New York Daily News

Carmelo Anthony rules out summer trade from Knicks: Carmelo Anthony was a guest speaker at the TechCrunch conference Wednesday in Brooklyn but served up old-school waffles. In another twist to his fluttering mood, Anthony came full circle to his training-camp sentiment — more emphatic than ever he will not waive his no-trade clause this summer. -- New York Post